HTML-only Discourse

(Helder Ribeiro) #1

Are there any plans at all to have a html-only version of Discourse, that is, one that doesn’t require Javascript? For the privacy-conscious this could be a great benefit, besides improving compatibility with older/leaner devices.

I imagine this could be done by “porting” the Ember code to something like a Rails app that would call the API instead of directly using the models. Would this be possible to implement incrementally (remove the need for JS, one controller action at a time) as a plugin or would it require a larger effort?

I know this is a long shot, just curious to know if it’s at all in the plans and leaving the thread here as a meeting point should more people be interested.

(Jeff Atwood) #2

No plans for this. You can disable JavaScript to get what we serve web crawlers, which is fine for passive HTML 3.2 or Lynx browsing needs.