W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > April 2007

Re: new form control

From: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 17:14:55 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C2568E8F.2216%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 4/24/07 12:04 PM, "Matthew Ratzloff" <matt@builtfromsource.com> wrote:

> I don't think it should be asynchronous, either (unless scripted to do
> so). But the actual drag-and-drop control would be very useful for
> low-skill users.

You understate its usefulness.
It would be very very very very very very very useful to at least 50% of the
people who I've sat and watched try attach a file to an email. A surprising
number of people I've encountered don't have a clue about file systems,
folders etc. They only know about the desktop. Having to browse for a file
is too much of a hassle for some. I'm sure millions of people would rejoice
when they discover they can just drag an icon from their desktop directly
into a dropbox to attach a file to an e-mail.

I could imagine the drag and drop feature of http://www.panic.com/ would be
easy for anyone to implement if there was a _fully_stylable_ dropbox input
type.

-- 
::   thyme online ltd
::   po box cb13650  nassau  the bahamas
::   website: http://www.thymeonline.com/
::   tel: 242 327-1864  fax: 242 377 1038
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:15:07 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:15:53 GMT