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Re: PIIEditorBar

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 17:54:41 +0200
To: "Close, Tyler J." <tyler.close@hp.com>
Cc: public-wsc-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070706155441.GO6561@raktajino.does-not-exist.org>

On 2007-06-13 17:42:12 -0000, Close, Tyler J. wrote:

> In general, I prefer to break down systems into distinct
> components that can be adopted and used in isolation from other
> components. I'm hesitant to do that in this case because the
> usability of the petname tool is much enhanced by it's
> integration into the PII editor bar. By itself, the petname tool
> suffers from the problem of being a chrome indicator, away from
> the main browsing activity, and also requires some mechanism to
> prevent picture-in-picture attacks. The PII bar without the
> petname tool is also vulnerable to certain attacks. Together, I
> think they provide a strong defense against all of our in-scope
> attacks. I'm worried that if I separate them, each will fail on
> its own in usability testing and so leave potential adopters with
> the impression that there is no solution here. To have a chance
> at good usability testing results, I think I need to keep the two
> components paired.

Why not write the two up independently, and then add some language
to say that these are best used together?

(Disclaimer, I haven't yet looked at the latest draft language, so
this comment might be as outdated as it is late.)

Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Friday, 6 July 2007 15:54:46 UTC

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