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unicorn feedback

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 21:23:52 +0100
Message-ID: <452AAFD8.1@splintered.co.uk>
To: public-qa-dev@w3.org
CC: WaSP ATF <AccessibilityTF@webstandards.org>

purely on the first screen of http://qa-dev.w3.org/unicorn/

- those form elements could do with some actual label elements to go 
with them
- could the application assume http:// when an address was simply 
entered without a particular protocol?
- why exactly is javascript a requirement to validate documents? is it 
not just a requirement for the proper operation of this initial page, 
and even there could it not be implemented in a graceful way so that, 
without javascript, everything is still perfectly functioning?


After submission with an error (e.g. omitting "http://" for instance), 
you have "Below is a stack trace from Unicorn to help solving the 
problem". Who does this help, exactly? The users or the developers? As I 
suspect it's the latter, is it truly necessary to show the stack trace, 
rather than a friendly "you forgot to put a protocol in...", ideally 
with a copy of the previously submitted form, already populated with 
what the user originally entered?

And, probably a feature that's already in the works: needs to have an 
option to actually show the source code, or at least show the particular 
line that throws errors.

Apart from that, it's looking very handy.

Patrick
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