How do external websites know what programs are (or are not) enabled on my computer?

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I tried to access an external website and received a message that my Java Script wasn't enabled.  How did the website know this?

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JavaScript is unique in that it is partly a web browser function. It is not a “program”. The website can have code that easily detects whether this web browser function is working.

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  • AndreaF
    If your JavaScript is not working, whatever the website is wanting to do will fail. If you are familiar with the Pogo game site, you would likely be more familiar with JavaScript, which is required for many of the games to run properly. If I have rebuilt a computer, I often test the JavaScript by popping in and testing out a game or two ! v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
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