I am writing a site that uses heavy prototype libraries +
scriptaculous + jQuery ...

The issue i am having is a simple one ....

The site is marketed on its ease of use due to certain techniques ive
developed but they rely on Javascript and wont work without it.... The
site still functions without javascript but some core functions cannot
be achieved .. by this i mean someone can still browse the site and
search it and do alot of things.

So ive gone down the thinking process of redirecting people wihtout
javascript enabled or no javascript to a page on my site telling them
to enable javascript....

Now i know this is a big concern to alot of web developers as the norm
(mostly for me aswell) is make a functioning site then enhance the
Users Experiance with ajax/js technologies .... But my feeling is if
people dont start to force the issue of requiring javascript then the
web wont evolve into what it could become....

As of January 2008 95% of the browsers in the world had Javascript
turned on see here http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp
.. and i am personally not bothered about the 5% that dont .. i also
know of a few major websites that demand javascript be turned on to
enter them .

So my questions are ..

A. Should we as developers be taking these leaps of faith and
demanding a better development environment for our client side
B. Would googlebot and other Search Engines follow my <noscript>
header redirect !!

Hopefully this wont get flamed to much !!

Thanks in advance

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