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Modal prompts vs notifications (was: Agenda - Distributed Meeting 2010-06-02)

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 15:31:53 +0200
To: James Salsman <jsalsman@talknicer.com>
Cc: Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com, public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <1276090313.2799.2060.camel@localhost>
(updating subject to reflect actual content of this discussion)


Le mercredi 09 juin 2010 à 06:24 -0700, James Salsman a écrit :
> > Yes, as explained and illustrated in the contacts API document:
> > http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/contacts/#user-interaction-guidelines
> What is the difference between a "non-blocking contact search
> notification" and a prompt?

A prompt is usually modal, asks a question with a few options for the
user (à la "yes"/"no") (as documented in the papers referenced from the
issue I pointed to).

A non-blocking contact search notification doesn't prevent the user from
continuing to use the page, and when/if the user decides to follow up on
the notification, she gets offered with a search dialog that makes it
(hopefully) self-evident that she's about to share contact info, and
select what contact info she's going to share.

BTW, since most of this is documented in existing issues and specs, I
would rather you pointed to what documents you've read up before
replying to a response by another question; I know it's not easy to
catch up with the pre-existing assumptions of a group that has been on
the work for close to a year, but we can't really afford to repeat
discussions that have already happened quite a few times unless there
are new arguments/positions brought to the table.


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