Removal of "Enable JavaScript" and "Load images automatically" in Firefox 23

Gavin Sharp gavin at gavinsharp.com
Thu Aug 15 16:36:56 UTC 2013


On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 2:12 AM, Dão Gottwald <dao at design-noir.de> wrote:
> It's based on pretty simple ideas we should be able to agree upon:
> - some users have to deal with connections that are limited enough that our
> default behavior is barely workable

I don't think this use case is common enough, and I don't think our
checkboxes are useful/discoverable enough to address it properly.
There are plenty of other edge use cases we could enumerate that we
don't currently address, and whose cases would be similar to the one
you make here. The only difference here is that this represents a
removal rather than a proposed addition. There should be a higher
burden for removing something than for not adding it, given the user
impact, but we can't have that burden be so high that we can never
remove things.

> That's not how I read http://limi.net/checkboxes-kill nor
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=851701#c0.

I'm telling you my reasoning for supporting the change, which might be
different than people's reasons for suggesting it.

Gavin



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