scripting

The scripting CSS media feature can be used to test whether scripting (such as JavaScript) is available.

Syntax

The scripting feature is specified as a keyword value chosen from the list below.

none
Scripting is completely unavailable on the current document.
initial-only
Scripting is enabled during the initial page load, but not afterwards.
enabled
Scripting is supported and active on the current document.

Example

HTML

<p class="script-none">You do not have scripting available. :-(</p>
<p class="script-initial-only">Your scripting is only enabled during the initial page load. Weird.</p>
<p class="script-enabled">You have scripting enabled! :-)</p>

CSS

p {
  color: lightgray;
}

@media (scripting: none) {
  .script-none {
     color: red;
  }
}

@media (scripting: initial-only) {
  .script-initial-only {
    color: red;
  }
}

@media (scripting: enabled) {
  .script-enabled {
    color: red;
  }
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Queries Level 5
The definition of 'scripting' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
scripting media featureChrome No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes See bug 489957.
Edge No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes See bug 489957.
Firefox No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes See bug 1166581.
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes See bug 489957.
Chrome Android No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes See bug 489957.
Firefox Android No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes See bug 1166581.
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes See bug 489957.

Legend

No support  
No support
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.