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Re: AJAX vs. Xforms

From: Vincent Berger <vincent.berger@afp.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 11:54:06 +0100
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-Id: <1130928846.29596.262.camel@genepi>
Le lundi 31 octobre 2005 à 15:08 -0500, Elliotte Harold a écrit :

> Vincent Berger wrote:
> > People are not so stupid. They know how to install plugins.
> > 
> Some do. Many don't. Few if any know how to do it right. My wife has two 
> masters degrees and she can't install a plugin. My father's a lawyer and 
> he can't. My two brothers probably can, but I wouldn't swear to it. My 
> mother probably could but she's a math professor. I could if I really 
> wanted to, but for whatever reason I still can't seem to keep them 
> installed. Every once in a while I do get around to installing Flash or 
> the PDF plugin, but a few months later it's gone again. Why? Frankly I 
> can't be bothered to find out.

The wold is not composed exclusively of non-patient people (Thank
People !).   :-)

> The world is not composed exclusively of programmers (Thank God!). Too 
> may programmers have social skills too limited to enable them to see how 
> the rest of the world thinks. What's obvious to them, ranges from 
> difficult to impossible for most normal people. AJAX works because it's 
> accessible to normal people. Anything that depends on a plugin isn't.

As I said to Caroline, I'm quiet sure that those "normal people" (as my
family and friends) are not able to plug the wires
of their computers, install games, launch DVD/Divx/mp3 player, and above
all, connect to the ISP !!!

So if they know how to install the computer, they know how to install
plugins ... asking to a friend
or a family member may be. 

Vincent Berger <vincent.berger@afp.com>
Agence France-Presse


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