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Whilst it will be extremely good news if NetSurf gains javascript in a future release, its lack in 1.0 is not the show stopper many feel it is.

Over the past year a number of banking and commerce sites I use which used to only be accessible with a javascript browser now work under NetSurf, rendered better than Firefox and enourmously faster. I'ved used NetSurf as my primary browser for years now, and I find myself needing the javascript equipped Oregano or Firefox less and less now, which is surprising.

The reason for this change is the number of security vulnerabilities in other browsers (specifically Microsoft Internet Explorer) Jjavascript handling, which has meant many corporations have mandated it is disabled on all their employees machines. Banks and shopping sites then received complains from large numbers of people trying to use them, and did something about it.

That's not to say there aren't still a proportion of sites which don't work, lacking some navigation ability or even rendering a completely blank page without javascript. But if you haven't tried NetSurf on the sites you use for a while, download the upcoming 1.0 release and give it a spin, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 3/4/07 9:20AM
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