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#1

I just saw this post:

Michael Tsai - JavaScript-Free Discourse

Which includes this fragment:

For anyone who has to deal with the pain of reading Discourse message threads, you can append ?escaped_fragment to the URI to get a JS-free page that loads completely immediately and doesn’t unload when you scroll.

I know people have mentioned occasionally wanting to be able to extract a whole topic, so this might be useful for that purpose.


#2

Hey Peter,

Thank you very much! (with credit to whomever first discovered this nice little hack)

It’s still problematic in how it works.

For instance the next page button takes you back into the JavaScript-centric model.

But – all graphics are attached – so a scripted solution looks more promising than when I last researched this.

-Chris