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Re: Proposed conventions: System Triplestore, turtle Command, Text Embedded Turtle

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 15:16:05 -0800
Cc: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B109E05E-5D33-4D76-8A65-0900BA28D8EA@ihmc.us>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>

On Feb 3, 2012, at 7:58 AM, David Booth wrote:

> (Side comment about modal controls in UI design: modal controls save
> space, but they are also evil because they are not idempotent. The
> effect can be disastrous in an emergency when one is frantically trying
> to get the system to stop before more damage is caused, helplessly
> pressing the "Stop" button multiple times, when the same button actually
> means both "Go" and "Stop".  Even if you are so calm as to remember that
> the button is modal, if the system is sluggish -- perhaps because it is
> so busy deleting a huge amount of your precious work -- it can *appear*
> as though the "Stop" click did not take effect, and so you click it
> again, unwittingly telling it to "Go" again.)

Clearly the voice of experience. Thanks for writing this down!!


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