Originally Posted by rnd me
where is that screenshot from? it looks ancient...
none of the 4 current major browsers (ch/ie/sa/ff) i tested have that interface, so i don't think normal people will be disabling scripts from that.
from a browser-ui viewpoint, that's just asinine design: My mom doesn't even know what scripts are, much less what the poor guys did to deserve execution...
It is MODERN - the browsers that don't display the debugging checkboxes in the dialogs are the ancialt ones.
The prior screenshot is from the CURRENT version of Opera.
Here's a screenshot of an alert from the CURRENT version of Firefox (where the alerts are simply counting with the first alert displaying '1' and this being the second alert).
The alerts generated in the CURRENT version of Chrome are part way between the two with a title bar similar to Opera and content similar to Firefox.
Internet Explorer is the only popular browser that doesn't display these additional checkboxes to aid in debugging (unless they have caught up with the other browsers with version 10 as I don't have a copy of IE10 to test with yet).
ALL of the current browser versions except IE display debugging checkboxes in their alert confirm and prompt dialogs. It is as you say just asinine design on the part of the script author to display these checkboxes to your mom and others that don't know what scripts are - that's why I suggested getting rid of them before other people have access to your page.