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Re: Revisiting Authoritative Metadata

From: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:04:31 -0700
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20130227180431.947dd7ca63785523e7e905a7@bisonsystems.net>
Karl Dubost wrote:
> 
> > they ever had to do for me was gracefully degrade to HTML parsing
> > and note the _website_ error unobtrusively in the status bar.  
> 
> So you are saying that what browsers are currently doing is the right
> thing, by recovering things for the users?
> 

Provided there's user notification.

>
> Status bar would not work. Too many messages. The messages are
> usually sent to the console and error tab.
> 

Lots of ways to implement user-friendliness.  The user could be
interrupted with a dialog along these lines:

Ignore website error and continue?
-just this once
-always

Display website error?
-just this once
-always

Non-technical users can be asked once and their preference saved
forever more.

-Eric
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