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

From: Mary Ellen Zurko <Mary_Ellen_Zurko@notesdev.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 17:22:12 -0400
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In this context, citing a lesson learned from usable security research, it 
seems inappropriate to extend it to areas that it didn't cover. In other 
contexts, obviously we'll have to. I think we're ok on this one. 

          Mez

Mary Ellen Zurko, STSM, IBM Lotus CTO Office       (t/l 333-6389)
Lotus/WPLC Security Strategy and Patent Innovation Architect




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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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