server-side javascript enabled detection

Is there a server-side way to detect if the client browser has javascript enabled??

I found an external component that does it, but it's not free...

I would like to detect JS status without external DLLs or components, just pure ASP: is this possible?

Thanks!
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hongjunCommented:
courtesy of AspGuru

detection.html
=========
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1; URL=thepage.asp?script=no">
<script language="Javascript">
 window.location.href='thepage.asp?script=yes';
</script>
</head>
<body></body>
</html>


thepage.asp will have a querystring "script". yes means javascript enabled else not enabled.


hongjun
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KupiAuthor Commented:
I need the detection to happen before the <html> tag...
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hongjunCommented:
With help of cookies, you can do so
http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/082400-1.shtml

hongjun
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KupiAuthor Commented:
What if I can't create hidden fields or execute onload functions because the <html> tag has not yet be generated?
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c_swankyCommented:


<%
Set browserdetect = Server.CreateObject("MSWC.BrowserType")
Response.Write("JavaScript: " & browserdetect.JavaScript)
%>
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c_swankyCommented:
sorry, scratch that... this will only tell you if the browser is JavaScript compatible, not if the user has it disabled.
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c_swankyCommented:
How about using this?

<noscript>
<% Response.Write("You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form.") %>
</noscript>


 If you need to set a flag, swap out the "Response.Write" with something like this
<noscript>
<% session("bJavaScript") = FALSE %>
</noscript>

- or(redirect them to a non-javascript portion of the site) -

<noscript>
<% response.redirect=("no-javascript.asp") %>
</noscript>
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KupiAuthor Commented:
In this way I can prevent users to log in if js is disabled... but what happens if they disable js status after logging in, while they're inside the application?

I should put a js check before every single piece of code...
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