Yesterday I went to visit some fellow consultants at their assignment for a sub company/department of one of Sweden’s largest banks. We had a talk about AJAX in general and different ways of how to implement it, and one of them opened his web browser to navigate to some AJAX-based web sites.
So much for object detection and every other approach we recommend to web developers. Not a single line of code was left behind in the file. And the problem is that it won’t throw an error or show the content of a
noscript tag either; everything just stops working.
My initial reaction was that if they have such a tight security environment doing that, I really don’t want to care to cater to them. But as my boiling blood got calmer (kind of an exaggeration), I realized that this company was too big to ignore the fact that all their users got shut out.
Also, if they have a situation like this, it’s likely that many other large companies have a similar solution.