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I browse Stack Overflow via a phone, using a not-amazingly-JavaScript-friendly browser. I have low expectations as a result of the tool I'm using, but there are two options that seem essential:

  • reading through questions and answers (status: success)

  • saving interesting questions for later interaction on a more capable browser by favoriting them (status: failure)

Is it just me/my browser, or is that basic functionality that doesn't degrade gracefully without JavaScript?

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Favoriting requires JavaScript.

Is there any reason you can't bookmark on your device? That'd be the lowest tech simple way to get that done...

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bookmarking would not let him come back to the quesions on his PC, ("later interaction on a more capable browser") – Ian Ringrose Nov 18 '10 at 13:30
@Ian, it would, it'd just take more legwork. Fortunately, the OP is already expecting to have to do some legwork. – Pops Nov 18 '10 at 13:38
Yeah, I don't have any way to get bookmarks -off- the phone other than editing the bookmark and retyping out the url in a desktop browser, and at that point I'm almost at the same level as just writing the url down on a piece of notepaper and retyping it out in a desktop browser. – Kzqai Nov 18 '10 at 16:44
Seems unfortunate that the favoriting link (which does actually show up as text without javascript, just doesn't do anything) doesn't have a js-less fallback method. Should I try opening a feature-request question for that or something? – Kzqai Nov 18 '10 at 16:46
@tchal I favor editing this question to turn it into a feature-request – Jeff Atwood Nov 18 '10 at 20:57
I decided to upgrade my device in the end! – Kzqai Mar 8 '11 at 19:23
@tchal an excellent choice! – Jeff Atwood Mar 8 '11 at 20:46

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