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Mathias Bynens

FWIW, I’m getting “Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token ILLEGAL” on the demo page.

I have been using a simple text link, genre ‘View [ADDRESS] on Google Maps’. I then use JavaScript to dynamically add an interactive Google Maps embed above it. If JavaScript is not available, people will still see the text link. Showing the actual image is a nice approach, but for now I’ll stick with my habit.

One thing that wasn’t mentioned in the article is how this technique affects performance. You advise against using the `<noscript>` approach, but I would recommend it to avoid the needless image request in the case where JavaScript is available (and the image will be replaced by an interactive map anyway).