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Re: Request to Revert revision 1.4525

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:37:58 +0200 (CEST)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
cc: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1010281035030.17652@sirius>
On Thu, 28 Oct 2010, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>
> On Oct 28, 2010, at 1:09 AM, Simon Pieters wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 09:28:01 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Anyway, now that it has been brought up - what do you think of the warning box in the recently published Navigation Timing Working Draft:
>>> <http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-navigation-timing-20101026/>?
>>>
>>> How would others in the WG feel about a similar warning box in the status section of HTML WG drafts?
>>
>> I don't care what the text is, but I think the message should be visible anywhere you end up in the spec -- people often search for a specific section of the spec and thus never see the SotD.
>
> My personal preference would be not to have a constantly visible message 
> (since that gets distracting), but rather something that is at least 
> partly visible in the first screenful of content on a reasonable-size 
> screen. That seems to be the case for the Navigation Timing warning box, 
> but the HTML5 draft at least has much lengthier front matter.

I think that just having the warning at the top of the page would not be 
sufficient in many cases. I strongly perfer having the warning overlay the 
content in some way and allowing it to be dismissed by the reader if they 
so choose.
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