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?


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
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    @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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