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Re: Feedback on the ping="" attribute (ISSUE-1)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 20:51:05 +0100
Message-ID: <473368A9.4060507@gmx.de>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, HTML WG List <public-html@w3.org>

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> If we're going to talk about user intentions, we have to accept the fact 
> that most users have no idea how GET and POST differ, see no difference 
> between clicking on a link and a button, and wouldn't be able to tell 
> apart:
> 
> 
>   <a href="http://www.example.com"
>      style="color: black; text-decoration: underline">Click me</a>
> 
>  and
> 
>   <form action="http://www.example.com" method="POST">
>     <input type="image"
>            style="color: black; text-decoration: underline"
>            alt="Click me">
>   </form>

Let me disagree.

My experience is that most people do understand the difference between a 
link and a button.

Also, the fact that it's possible to *obscure* that isn't a good 
argument in favor of adding more stuff like this. On the contrary, we 
should educate web designers that it's a bad thing to make something 
look like a link when it isn't.

> ...

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 8 November 2007 19:51:35 GMT

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