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Re: Off topic; Re: Dropdown Menu Trouble

From: Nir Dagan <nir@nirdagan.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 17:34:07 -0500
Message-Id: <200002152232.RAA01255@vega.brown.edu>
To: "Francis X. Speiser Jr." <webmaster@cablevision-boston.com>, WWW-HTML <www-html@w3.org>
1. Off topic is a matter of degree, it is not a variable that 
   is assigned a zero or one. Therefore it is useful to answer some
   off topic questions. Also answering to the list reduces the number 
   of private responses that the first poster may get.
   There was a quotation I wanted to bring but Arjun Ray already posted it.
2. I never claimed that the question was ridiculous.
3. My opinion on usability was 
   presented in the context of the problem at hand: if no frames and 
   drop down menus were used, no problem would have happened. There is 
   particular reason that my post should answer only the exact 
   technical question, and proposing an alternative solution based 
   on my usability opinions seems appropriate. Actually, it is in my view 
   a much better solution than the technical one. It not only solves the 
   web designer's problem but reduces also those of the potential users 
   of his site.

But lets stop here as it is getting more and more off topic. 
Nir.

At 04:18 PM 2/15/00 -0500, Francis X. Speiser Jr. wrote:
...
>Don't
>tell a person their question is off-topic for the list, and then answer the
>question on this list.
...



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Nir Dagan
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Brown University 
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Received on Tuesday, 15 February 2000 17:32:11 GMT

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