Why Degrade Gracefully?

I got thinking today, as I near roll out of an internal helpdesk app heavily using jQuery, why we bother to degrade our scripts so they work without javascript. I get it: some people have javascript disabled in their browser… but my question is this: so what? Javascript is a

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IE: Sucking Hard Since Version 5

This code (extracted from a javascript file) works in every major browser except IE (including IE8): $(‘a[rel*=fancybox]’).fancybox({ ‘frameWidth’ : 500, ‘frameHeight’ : 465, ‘hideOnContentClick’ : false, ‘centerOnScroll’ : true, }); This is the fix: $(‘a[rel*=fancybox]’).fancybox({ ‘frameWidth’ : 500, ‘frameHeight’ : 465, ‘hideOnContentClick’ : false, ‘centerOnScroll’ : true }); See the

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Look At Me, I Am Cool Because I Am Valid

I was playing around the other day on one of the many news sites I visit and there was an article about can’t-miss web site “footers.” So, I checked out these masterful designs and what did I find? Nearly all of them had “Valid XHTML” and “Valid CSS” links on

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