Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#9397 closed enhancement (implemented)

Expose on check.tpo that Javascript is enabled

Reported by: massar Owned by: arlolra
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Description

As https://check.torproject.org is the first page that a typically TBB is seeing, it might be prudent (especially in light of recent events) to highlight again to the user that Javascript is enabled.

Adding something as simple as the following in the HTML:

<script>
document.write("Javascript is ENABLED")
</script>
<noscript>Javascript is NOT enabled</noscript>

would likely already raise some notes to the user.

Maybe adding some green/red colors for the disabled/enabled variants will give an extra hint to users that TBB has per-default javascript enabled.

Of course this also will help out users of non-TBB browsers.

Another approach to this might be link to a "Anonymity Eyechart" akin to https://panopticlick.eff.org, that shows "You got Flash enabled", "You got XYZ enabled" and of course noting that that makes one pretty much a unique snowflake.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by arma

I'd be fine with this.

But that said, you should realize that TBB 3.x no longer uses check.tp.o as its frontpage (and unnecessary bottleneck). Do you have a suggested plan for handling that?

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by arlolra

Owner: set to arlolra
Status: newassigned

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by arlolra

Resolution: implemented
Status: assignedclosed
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