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Re: Tiny usability issue

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 08:47:44 -0600
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DB046AF0-9308-4AC7-98EE-10E2CEF84279@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 9 Nov 2009, at 3:01 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:

> Ian,
>
> here is a scenario I had many times and it turns out to be a bit
> irritating.
>
> - I go to /TR page
> - I find the tab for what I am looking for (say SVG tiny), click on  
> it,
> it gets unravelled to give the details
> - I click, say, to the link of mobile svg profiles rec (of 2003),
> - Getting to the page I realize that I used the wrong link (this was  
> not
> the latest rec)
> - I hit 'back'
> - I get back to the /TR page but I have to click on the svg Tiny tab
> again because I do not find the previous status back (the page does  
> not
> remember that a particular tab has been opened).
>
> I am not sure what the best way to solve this issue is, whether (eg,  
> via
> a cookie) the browser can remember what the previous state was. An  
> easy
> alternative is that all links automatically open up in a new tab/ 
> window
> in the browser (which, I understand, may be a pain for a mobile...)

Hi Ivan,

Thank you for the feedback. I will look at how we might save state.

  _ Ian


>
> Just my thoughts...
>
> Ivan
>
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