Website doesn't work with javascript enabled




  • Here's thedailyshow.com with JavaScript disabled. The flash video player doesn't get loaded, and there's some crap about information being gathered by JavaScript at the top of the page. So it doesn't work, right? It's a video site that can't play videos. Now you might feel like asking why I'm trying to visit The Stewart Show with Jon Daily without JavaScript enabled. Here's the site WITH JavaScript enabled:


    Note to anyone trying to reproduce this issue: it happens from 0000 UTC until some time during the night in America. Every fucking day. You'd think someone might notice their website DDoSing itself every night. Apparently not.

    Notice that html file that's making all the requests? It's actually a JavaScript file.



  • @Ben L. said:


    Here's thedailyshow.com with JavaScript disabled.

            [ . . . ] 

    Here's the site WITH JavaScript enabled:


    When I see that, I generally assume that the site is trying to trick me into installing a fake codec.



  • @Ben L. said:

    Now you might feel like asking why I'm trying to visit The Stewart Show with Jon Daily without JavaScript enabled.

    That's a good question.



  • @Ronald said:

    @Ben L. said:
    Now you might feel like asking why I'm trying to visit The Stewart Show with Jon Daily without JavaScript enabled.

    That's a good question.

    That's TRWTF.



  • Why would you expect a video site to work without Javascript?

    As others have pointed out, TRWTF is bothering with The Daily Show. Is this 2003? I didn't know people still thought it was funny to watch Jon Stewart making funny faces and scatalogical jokes while pretending to misunderstand complex topics beyond his intelligence.

    A Viacom website not working? Who gives a shit? The only shame is that terrorists haven't yet driven a dump truck full of anhydrous-ammonia-derived explosive into their headquarters and put their shitty channels off the air for good.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Who gives a shit?

    Since you obviously can't understand the concept of WHAT THE FUCK, I will explain this more simply for you.

    The page doesn't just "not work". It's not just showing an error message or doing nothing or playing the wrong video.

    The front page of their website made 1722 http requests in the ten seconds it took the page to crash. This page makes 25 requests. That's the difference between the weight of two obese people and the weight of a book about two obese people.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Why would you expect a video site to work without Javascript?
    HTML 5 video



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Why would you expect a video site to work without Javascript?
    HTML 5 video


    Why do you think they would have HTML5 video? (Hint: Spoof an Apple mobile device user agent)



  •  Guys, I know you are required by some ancient contract with the devil to hate absolutely everything and everybody (see Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Community), but you could at least try to keep my respect. Please?



  • @Ben L. said:

    The front page of their website made 1722 http requests in the ten seconds it took the page to crash.

    OMG what have they done? Put TWO Facebook Like buttons?



  • @Ben L. said:

    Since you obviously can't understand the concept of WHAT THE FUCK, I will explain this more simply for you.

    The page doesn't just "not work". It's not just showing an error message or doing nothing or playing the wrong video.

    The front page of their website made 1722 http requests in the ten seconds it took the page to crash. This page makes 25 requests. That's the difference between the weight of two obese people and the weight of a book about two obese people.

    I'm not saying it's not a technological WTF; I'm just saying "Meh?" It's like hearing that a bunch of rednecks burned down their house because all of their inside wiring was jury-rigged extension cords.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Why would you expect a video site to work without Javascript?
    HTML 5 video

    You don't need JS for Flash video, either. But expecting a video site to work without Javascript is like buying a new car and expecting it to work without a battery. "Why, can't I just crank-start the engine? That's how I started my last car!"   "In theory we could have made it work that way, but we didn't design it that way because that is stupid."



  • @fire2k said:

    Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Community

    Love it. Loved the first 3 seasons, although the new one is shit. Never seen it.



  • @Ben L. said:

    Since you obviously can't understand the concept of WHAT THE FUCK, I will explain this more simply for you.
    Quick question - why is that image only 1366 pixels wide - aren't your screenshots more usually 7,600 wide and usually rendered at 200% to really piss off those subscribing via email? (Not that pissing people off is solely restricted to that particular group.)</sarcasm>



    TLDR: learn to fucking use MSPaint to crop your fucking screenshots and/or learn how to use the fucking width attribute in your img tags.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Loved the first 3 seasons, although the new one is shit. Never seen it.

    Yeah I do that to. I don't have watched things I did not like.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    expecting a video site to work without Javascript is like buying a new car and expecting it to work without a battery. "Why, can't I just crank-start the engine? That's how I started my last car!"   "In theory we could have made it work that way, but we didn't design it that way because that is stupid."
    I don't think Ben L. actually expected the website to work without Javascript.

    He did however, expect the website to work with javascript. Only it failed even harder than without. That's the WTF.



  • @PJH said:

    Quick question - why is that image only 1366 pixels wide - aren't your screenshots more usually 7,600 wide and usually rendered at 200% to really piss off those subscribing via email? (Not that pissing people off is solely restricted to that particular group.)



    TLDR: learn to fucking use MSPaint to crop your fucking screenshots and/or learn how to use the fucking width attribute in your img tags.
     

    You forgot my favourites:

    • Posting some console output of something like to.
    • Assuming that everyone get to choose their version control system.
    • That they are using GIT, even thought they say they are using something like TFS.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Is this 2003?

    Jon Steward wasn't especially entertaining then, either.



  • I've had people complain that some of the websites I've done don't work without Javascript*, to which my reply is usually "dawww aren't you cute", but I haven't see a LACK of javascript crash a browser before.




    *Usually, "X feature doesn't slide down when I click it".. and my car doesn't run without gasoline, should I complain to the car company that it doesn't work when I don't fill it up?



  • @aapis said:

    I've had people complain that some of the websites I've done don't work without Javascript*, to which my reply is usually "dawww aren't you cute", but I haven't see a LACK of javascript crash a browser before.

    And you still haven't. The website is nonfunctional without JavaScript and crashes the browser if used soon after midnight UTC and JavaScript is enabled, sending several thousand requests to their servers on each pageload.



  • You have to understand that people on this site have reading comprehension problems.
    You should have left out the whole part about viewing it without JavaScript enabled.

    E.g.
    If you visit the DailyShow website after midnight, it doesn't work for several hours. This happens every night.

    If it were a government site, the fix would be to have a front-page with a notice that the site is only available during business hours.



  • And of course your desktop is a fucking picture of a cat.



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    And of course your desktop is a fucking picture of a cat.

    No it's not.

    [made picture a more browser-friendly size - shadowmod]



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    And of course your desktop is a picture of fucking a cat.

    FTFY we all know Ben and his ungodly desire for expendable cats.


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