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Re: Clocks

From: <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 02:01:03 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <200010090901.CAA19032@garth.idyllmtn.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Clocks on web pages are just silly, period.  There are major usability
problems with them in nearly any case; only in very rare circumstances
(such as time-sensitive _interactions_) should anyone put a clock on
the screen.

(Examples of problems:  Whose time zone is the clock?  Do you need to
know what time it is?  Etc.  Keep in mind that all major operating
systems either have on-screen or on-demand clocks, and most people in
the world have access to the time through a variety of devices apart
from their computers, so there is absolutely no need for a realtime
clock on a web page!)

--Kynn, just say no to clocks on web pages
Received on Monday, 9 October 2000 04:59:02 UTC

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