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Re: Re: Allow ... centralized dialog up front

From: Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen <hallvord@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:48:33 +0100
To: Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com>, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: "Webapps WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <979930dabd2d1934a17d950f31ab6efa@opera.com>
On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would propose to centralize this and make it an up-front dialog remembered
> > for a site such that:
> That kind of bulk approach does not work. Users don't understand

> what's going on.

To what extent are we sure users understand a prompt about for example web storage?

> (This has been discussed in the past too, I suggest
> you read the archives of this list, public-web-notifications maybe,
> and probably public-device-apis.)

It certainly has been discussed but not really resolved - also, UI paradigms and usability research evolve, so I guess it's natural to revisit this discussion now and then. It does of course lie somewhat outside of the scope of most W3C work, given that it is about a specific aspect of browser UI, which might be one of the reasons why it's so hard to find good solutions.

Hallvord R. M. Steen
Core tester, Opera Software
Received on Friday, 1 February 2013 10:49:07 UTC

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