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Re: Request to Revert revision 1.4525

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:39:51 +0200
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vk92cpetidj3kv@simon-pieterss-macbook.local>
On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:31:06 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  
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 suspect removing all but one of the previous version links and putting  
> the warning higher up in the SotD would do the trick.
>
> Note: these are just personal preferences and I am not inclined to be  
> pushy about them if the WG prefers otherwise.

Having it higher up in the SotD doesn't solve the issue I described. I  
meant that people search through a search engine and end up in a specific  
section in the multipage version, and thus never see the SotD.

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 28 October 2010 08:40:35 UTC

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