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Re: New browser controls and an API for using them

From: Laurian Gridinoc <laurian@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 03:11:42 +0000
Message-ID: <9782e3350512131911s31634678t14b019843ca1dc59@mail.gmail.com>
To: kenny heaton <kennyheaton@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webapi@w3.org


> [...]
> 4)  Web developers need to be educated and encouraged to use 'rel' and 'rev'
> With a system like this in place, it the user wants to go to the 'home
> page', see the 'site map', view his 'shopping cart' etc... he or she
> will not have to look around for the link to take them there. It will
> be right in the browser controls, right where it's always been.
> [...]

The browser controls have precise semantics, independent of the viewed
page author's intent -- and the user trust their actions, `back' is
back etc... if you let the document assign the action of a control,
the user will have to learn what does the `shopping cart' button do on
every distinct site, because developers will try to overload it with
different functions; in the end this may render such controls
untrustable and unusable.

Laurian Gridinoc, www.grapefruit.ro
Received on Wednesday, 14 December 2005 03:11:54 UTC

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