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Re[2]: Feedback on the ping="" attribute (ISSUE-1)

From: Dmitry Turin <html60@narod.ru>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 09:14:24 +0200
Message-ID: <1984270828.20071109091424@narod.ru>
To: public-html@w3.org

Julian,


>> 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>
JR> My experience is that most people do understand the difference between a
JR> link and a button.
JR> Also, the fact that it's possible to *obscure* that isn't a good
JR> argument in favor of adding more stuff like this. On the contrary, we
JR> should educate web designers that it's a bad thing to make something
JR> look like a link when it isn't.
I'm sure, that the best variant, when <a> behaves similar <form>.
I'm sure.
But this can require unification of HTTP for both cases.


Dmitry Turin
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