XHTML Reference: noscript

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noscript

Definition

The noscript element allows authors to provide alternate content when a script is not executed. This can be because the Web browser is configured not to process scripts, or because the given script language is not supported.

Example

  1. <script type="text/javascript">
  2. var total = 125 * 1.13;
  3. document.write('<p>' + total + '</p>');
  4. </script>
  5. <noscript>
  6. <p><a href="total.php">Recalculate total price</a></p>
  7. </noscript>

Best practice


noscript is both an inline element and a block element. Regardless of how it is used, noscript may contain only block elements. This strange rule means that noscript used inline will inevitably make no sense structurally. For example, in order to use noscript inside a paragraph, an author will need to wrap the contents of noscript inside another paragraph, creating a nonsensical nesting structure. Therefore, the only sensible way to use noscript is as a block element.

Attributes

Common core attributes

class
(NameTokens) This attribute assigns a class name or set of class names to an element. Any number of elements may be assigned the same class name or set of class names. Multiple class names must be separated by white space characters. Class names are typically used to apply CSS formatting rules to an element.
id
(ID) This attribute assigns an ID to an element. This ID must be unique in a document. This ID can be used by client-side scripts (such as JavaScript) to select elements, apply CSS formatting rules, or to build relationships between elements.
title
(Text) This attribute offers advisory information. Some Web browsers will display this information as tooltips. Assistive technologies may make this information available to users as additional information about the element.

Common internationalization attributes

xml:lang
(NameToken) This attribute specifies the base language of an element's attribute values and text content.
dir

This attribute specifies the base direction of text. Possible values:

  • ltr: Left-to-right
  • rtl: Right-to-left

Common event attributes

onclick
(Script) A client-side script event that occurs when a pointing device button is clicked over an element.
ondblclick
(Script) A client-side script event that occurs when a pointing device button is double-clicked over an element.
onmousedown
(Script) A client-side script event that occurs when a pointing device button is pressed down over an element.
onmouseup
(Script) A client-side script event that occurs when a pointing device button is released over an element.
onmouseover
(Script) A client-side script event that occurs when a pointing device is moved onto an element.
onmousemove
(Script) A client-side script event that occurs when a pointing device is moved within an element.
onmouseout
(Script) A client-side script event that occurs when a pointing device is moved away from an element.
onkeypress
(Script) A client-side script event that occurs when a key is pressed down over an element then released.
onkeydown
(Script) A client-side script event that occurs when a key is pressed down over an element.
onkeyup
(Script) A client-side script event that occurs when a key is released over an element.

Common style attribute

style
(Text) This attribute specifies formatting style information for the current element. The content of this attribute is called inline CSS. The style attribute is deprecated (considered outdated), because it fuses together content and formatting.

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