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ISSUE-64: \'where\' is less universal than \'how\' for drill-down (public comment)

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Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:29:13 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-64: 'where' is less universal than 'how' for drill-down (public comment)

http://www.w3.org/2006/WSC/Group/track/issues/64

Raised by: Bill Doyle
On product: Note: use cases etc.

>From public comments
raised by: Al Gilman Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-usable-
authentication/2007Apr/0000.html


'where' is less universal than 'how' for drill-down 
where it says, in 10.2.2 The user must be aware of the task they are to perform

   The user must be aware that a decision is to be made, what
   information should be used to make the decision, and where to look
   for the information 
please consider
 s/where to look for/how to get
Why? 
Pagination, and hence even place-in-ToC varies with the delivery context.  If 
the user has to take the initiative to look for something, it should be a 
recallable item like '?' for 'Help' and not a ToC-path, a 'where.'  This is 
where object-oriented is the wrong model, and a globally-bound verb comes 
first.  Compare with the context menu in the GUI, not the man-pages department 
in the site map.  Infiltrating the Web 2.0 look and feel means re-inventing 
Help, not cruising with what is widely deployed.
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