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Re: UI WD

From: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 14:27:43 +0100
Message-ID: <399A96CF.22A8@richinstyle.com>
To: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Tantek Celik wrote:
> 
> >> > * I am starting to err on the side of automatic menu generation to cope
> >> > with the issues (e.g., different ways of doing menus, system-specific
> >> > menus; keyboard selection issues, etc.)
> >>
> >> Interesting.
> >
> > Really?
> >
> > But I do think so. Why? Two reasons:
> >
> > creating controls from a primitive element inevitably means that people
> > will be forced to use things that aren't platform-familiar, which is
> > *bad* *bad* *bad*. One would not dream of hand-coding system controls
> > when creating an application, and to suggest that a web page or (horror
> > of horrors) a 'web application' should do so is bizarre.
> 
> Let me see if I can summarize this issue.
> 
>   The issue is the need to set a symbolic value on a set of property instead
> of just one property to achieve a "platform-familiar" user interface
> element.
> 
> Is that correct?

Yup. And also that this might be an approach *instead* of the current
one.

> > there are quite a few issues that don't seem to be satisfactorily
> > resolved.
> >
> > See http://www.iarchitect.com/mshame.htm for more UI issues.
> 
> I agree that that site documents a lot of good UI issues, but I'm not sure
> which in particular apply to the CSS3 UI draft.

No. I meant to cite it in respect of the checkbox issue in another post
(there is a page on this issue there), but forgot after resetting my
machine.

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