Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2007 19:50 UTC, submitted by juno_106
Opera Software "Back in January we added the ability to report usage of different features and preferences so we could learn more about how the browser is used in general. First we invited you, our weekly users to help us and in 9.2 we started asking one in 100 users if they want to participate. We would like to share some of our findings with you."
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# A preference we added by popular request, the ability to turn on Fit to Width by default is used by 0.0%

Wow. Features most requested by users are not necessarily used, once actually provided. Now *that* is an issue worth looking into, and of significance to other projects, as well.

Heh. Now there's a link to save for the next time someone pops into a Haiku comment thread to steadfastly insist that "Haiku must include ______ feature/functionality or it will never succeed!!!"

As an advocate of web applications, I'm glad to see this. f--k people who turn javascript off. They should *expect* the modern web to be broken for them. Web developers should not waste valuable time and energy catering to them.

That situation probably wouldn't exist if javascript wasn't mis-used so frequently. I constantly see things done with javascript that could easily be done with straight (X)HTML, or should be done with a server-side scripting language. With the web development work I've personally done, JS has been largely a "last resort" that's only used if I can't find a way to do something with XHTML or PHP/ASP.

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