[development] kudos to Steven, and how to get rid of the resizing JS.

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Mon Jan 2 22:49:47 UTC 2006

Bèr Kessels wrote:

>I have, personally filed the term AJAX next to Flash and DHTML. Under usefull, 
>but too often misused and overhyped. Too often it is used just because 
>"everyone does it".

"Wordpress does it" was apparently the reasoning in this case.  :p

I haven't tried it yet, but I fail to see the usefullness of browser 
textareas for more than two or three sentences anyway.

It is probably a case of "oh, shiny!!!!1!".

> Used for the sake of using it. Not that I am saying 
>Drupal is going that way, but we must certainly be aware of it. And certainly 
>start sticking dubious JS stuff in contrib (or even core) modules. 
>Anyway. the form resizer broke on my theme. It broke my quicktags and it broke 
>one version+theme of tinyMCE. All of wich I think are not bugs in core but in 
>my theme, module and that version of mce with the specific theme. I was told 
>before to make a patch to switch off the JS globally. But IMO that is not the 
>correct route. Switching on and off development stuff on a user interface is 
>not a good option, IMO.
>So, anyone here who knows how I can not have js in Drupal? Do I really need to 
>develop a no_js.module that uses alter hooks for the forms? Or does anyone 
>know a better route?

You can simple replace drupal.js by an empty file, I think. But I 
actually like some of the JS stuff, but would like to maybe switch some  
of them off (depending on the site). How do I do that?


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