JavaScript is a dialect of the standardized ECMAScript programming language, primarily used for scripting web-pages. Use this tag for questions regarding ECMAScript and its dialects/ implementations: JavaScript, JScript, etc., excluding ActionScript.

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How to avoid html tags in Google search summary

I am using CKEditor to let people describe their organization with all the styles and fonts. So when it saves in the database its like < gets saved as &gt and rest all you know for the html ...
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How to disallow selection of text on website?

I have a question about preventing the selection of content and right-clicking with your mouse on a website. Some websites that I have encountered display a dialog which prohibits right-clicking but ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of “separated” web applications

I'm in the process of designing a (soon-to-be) rather large PHP/MySQL web application. I've come to a fork in the road as far as internal architecture; I can build the website as a "traditional" web ...
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Importance of 'href' attribute within an <a>

I am aware of the 'content is king' seo rule, but I'm also wondering whether empty <a> HTML elements is a relatively big downside regarding SEO. To be more precise and actually cut to the ...
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Space in img:s “ALT” attribute good/bad for search engines?

I am trying to make it easier for search engines to crawl my website, as it is almost 100% dynamic. I have a couple of transparent images which are actually links to sections of my page. I wonder, ...
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Is traditional JavaScript image pre-loading taboo

I remember the good-old-days (not really) back when I was still sucking the teet of Dreamweaver to build websites and the lure of playing copypasta with fancy built-in scripts (ex, image-swap) was ...
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is there any webpage preloader?

I found preloader for flash|swf files. preloader,lazyloader for images.But nothing for complete webpage. Some sites, like mine, have big header and footer. I need some preloader for this. Please ...
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Node.js - Is there any front-end js? Or is it all backend?

With Node.JS as a backend solution; is there any frontend javascript or all events controlled on the backend?
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Does Google Analytics allow custom variables to have a value of zero?

I was interested in tracking the versions of QuickTime my users have installed. As suggested in an earlier question, I have set up a custom variable and built a report around it. Here is my code for ...
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Hide email adress with JavaScript

I read somewhere that hiding email address behind JavaScript code, could reduce spam bots harvesting the email address. <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript"> var a = "Red"; ...
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Can the webpage title be changed after site has been loaded.

Can the web page title be set to be dynamic? I want to let some part to be updated in title, if any changes occur, an automatic update resulting in a bit of word addition to the title. Example : the ...
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How can I create links in javascript that are crawlable by search engines?

If I use JavaScript + jQuery, for example, does links inserted in $(document).ready() will be available for crawling? How can I insert crawlable links in JavaScript?
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Troubleshooting websites on gaming consoles

I realize that questions like "suggest a tool" are usually not allowed, but I would like to pick your brains for a good way to troubleshoot websites on gaming consoles (PS3/4 , Xbox360/One and ...
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Which is better jplayer or jwplayer?

I need to make a video slideshow( slides to contain embedded video players and must play mp4 files), and I am kind of confused what would be the best free solution I can use? jplayer and jwplayer both ...
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Is JavaScript or Flash able to extract the MAC address from a browser?

MAC address = Media Access Control address Believe I saw that this was possible somewhere, but now that I'm looking for it I can't find the implementation.
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What MIME type are you meant to use for JavaScript files?

In the html we always use <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="???"></script> (the ECMA stuff confuses some browsers) but on the HTTP side what are you meant to use as the ...
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How bad is JS redirects for SEO?

I have a domain with different markets/languages on different URL paths, like example.com/fr for France and example.com/se for Sweden. This way we gets all our pages indexed for each language - great! ...
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Can I reposition AdSense ads with Javascript (for responsive purposes)?

I have a responsive blog where ads are displayed in the sidebar. On mobile devices however, the sidebar is pushed to the bottom below the posts. So what I'd like to do is move the ads from the ...
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Can Google index pages that use framesets generated by javascript (document.write)?

I was tasked to check on why Google can't seem to index a client site properly. The site uses a framework given by client's parent company (so we can't use other framework). The framework use ...
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Google follows JavaScript string as relative path - produces 404 error

This is my first question on here so I hope I'm not breaking any rules, but I have a problem: I have a site that uses an Adobe Site Catalyst for its online analytics. The suite supports tagging ...
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rel=“nofollow” being removed with javascript, why?

I was looking through the blog comments of an Alexa top 20,000 site, and I noticed something odd: when a comment is viewed in the source (or in Firebug with JS turned OFF) the author's name is written ...
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document.referrer from google searches only showing “https://www.google.com”, no search terms

So I put this basic code on my website, and alert with document.referrer: alert(document.referrer); And when I do a search the link is: ...
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What is this thing called?!?! (bottom of screen popup)

I am looking for the name and some possible jquery libraries etc for the standard bottom of screen popup bar. Its like a little bar that pops out on the bottom of the screen after X seconds or ...
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Using js and cookies to show different content on homepage? Good or Bad Practice?

I just wanted to get everyone's opinion on this, so I've been thinking about using a cookie I set on our ecommerce site to show customers different content when they return to the website. It is ...
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Should I use HTTP or HTTPS to reference resources on the Google CDN?

All the examples of accessing google's CDN use https:// in the URL (including on Google itself) - but this has caused a problem when testing in Safari (certificate problem and also different domain). ...
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Free/cheap Whois Api [closed]

Is there a free API where I can pull whois data and server location data? (similar to who.is)
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Does Internet Explorer 'timeout'?

Within my website I have a single page that dynamically updates via AJAX / JSON in a plain HTML page. Now this page may be left open for up to three or four days. When I left it running over the ...
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Forbidden 403 for js file on localhost?

apologies if this isn't the right place to post this. I posted it on Stack Overflow and a user suggested I put it here. Anyway, I've looked all over google and the site and none of the solutions I've ...
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How is this website's architecture structured? [closed]

refer to this URL: http://imagemechanics.com.au/ Every page seems to have its own unique URL, but the "/#!/" leads me to believe it's all one giant page with anchor tags defining the sections. Is ...
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Does loading and executing external javascript have influence on SEO?

Say I have a script that executes after DOM Ready. It loads more resources (like a twitter feed and the like). So, it adds up to the total experience of 'waiting' for the page to load, though it isn't ...
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how can I track google plus views in my website?

I am trying to find how I can track google plus clicks in my website for tracking purposes? Solutions not related to google analytics plse?
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jquery ui minify

I have a series of web pages that link to the following: jquery-ui-1.8.4.custom.min.js jquery.ui.widget.js jquery.ui.core.js jquery.ui.accordion.js jquery.ui.selectmenu.js jquery.ui.button.js Not ...
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Javascript for draggable, zoomable map with Google-Maps-like features

I'm looking for a JavaScript-based tool for displaying draggable, zoomable maps. It has to have the following features: Can add markers, labels, balloons (a la Google maps) Must be scriptable after ...
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Hijax == sneaky Javascript redirects? Will I get banned from Google?

Question Will I get penalised as "sneaky Javascript redirects" by Google if I have the following Hijax setup (which requires a JavaScript redirect on the page indexed by google). Goal I want to ...
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Is this safe? <a href=http://javascript:…>

I wonder if href and src attributes on <a> and <img> tags are always safe w.r.t. XSS attacks, if they start with http:// or https://. For example, is it possible to append javascript: ... ...
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AJAX Keyword Suggestion Tool

Are there any JavaScript includes to provide an AJAX based keyword suggestion tool based on some existing text? For instance Yahoo offer a Keyword Extraction Tool but due to cross-domain JavaScript ...
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Googlebot encountering JavaScript errors due to rendering outdated HTML files with newer JS files

We recently encountered an issue where we added a JavaScript variable (e.g. var GLOBAL_VAR = true;) to an HTML page (e.g. /Search/Index) and updated the separate JS file (e.g. ...
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Spitting server side request into HTML to be used in JavaScript bad practice?

I am working with an API which essentially provides me with image urls that are hosted on a CDN somewhere. I can simply pass it a number and it will give me the right image and it also provides me ...
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Is it cheating to serve different versions of the same content to users and crawlers?

I have a "smart" template for my website. For human users, the server renders the page content on the initial hit, but subsequent pages are loaded like an SPA. For a crawler, every page is rendered at ...
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How can I get Google to index content that is written into the page with JavaScript?

I have a website that focuses on charts and graphs. The graphs on the site are drawn using JavaScript, but contain keywords that I would like to have indexed. For example, here is a screenshot of ...
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How to redirect keeping the referral without server-side redirects?

I have an HTML page hosted in Dropbox that some external websites link to. I want to redirect to a different page using only HTML or Javascript, since I can't use any server-side redirects. My goal ...
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Track exit link and ads with PHP

I want to track exit links on my website and also exit ads like Google Adsense etc. I mean by exit ads is that when click on add I get ads dimension and ads type like Google or other ads. In short I ...
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Will text that appears dynamically (via javascript/jquery) be indexed by search engines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the Google spider render JavaScript? I'm writing an article that is broken up into sections, where the content of each section is hidden unless the user expands ...
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Will a search engine lower the rank of my page if i have hidden iframes?

As a praxis, all external content on our site is put in iframes to lower the risks of any external parties injecting stuff to our users. We also do it to make sure our content shows up before banners, ...
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JS and CSS caching issue: possibly .htaccess related

I've been using the HTML5 Boilerplate for some web projects for a while now and have noticed the following issue cropping up on some sites. My CSS and JS files, when loaded by the browser, are being ...
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Does using onclick on div's effect SEO?

I have a few elements on my page that uses onclick as the link, e.g: <div class="service" onclick="location.href='<?php echo $fields->service_1_link; ?>'" style="cursor:pointer;"> ...
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Cufon text replacement and IE8 standards mode

I have a perculiar issue. In IE8 standards mode text replaced by Cufon.Replace works roughly 50% of the time, the rest of the time the DOM modifications are there (viewed through IE developer toolbar ...
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Structured Data Tool doesn't see JavaScript rendered content

Some structured data (namely price) of my page is rendered by JavaScript. According to fetching results in Webmaster tools Googlebot sees and renders it perfectly. However the structured data tool ...
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Will AggregateRating markup that is generated dynamically by client side JavaScript show stars on Google search?

Google show stars in Google search with JavaScript dynamically generated rich snippets? I'm thinking about starting a widget that my users will put in their website. My widget will generate rich ...
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What are the effects on loading times when conditionally loading and concatenating scripts?

Suppose you have a script in your theme that you always need on every page - say 'animate-menu.js' (10KB) - and you have one that you only need on one specific page - say 'validate-contactform.js' ...