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just curious -- in what situation would your average user not have javascript turned on?

It's hostile to the user to require javascript for non-app pages that don't need it.

Your average user? Almost never.

It's becoming more common as people use aggressive blockers but the main reason to care about it is that JavaScript breaks fairly regularly. On LTE, I see pages where a simple HTML display would work but a JavaScript loader failed on first load generally a couple of times a day.

With uMatrix I'm often without the necessary script to load basic static content. I love JavaScript and PWAs, but many sites aren't an application so I don't want extra scripts running who knows what.

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