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[Bug 4480] "reset this form" is not a good option

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Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 01:37:47 +0000
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ot@w3.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

------- Comment #1 from ot@w3.org  2007-04-24 01:37 -------
Hi Patomas,

(In reply to comment #0)
> The button "reset this form" is a usability problem.

I have to say you challenged my preconceived ideas. First thought was "it would
be bad to cripple the interface because human error happens" but after some
reflection, and a lot of reading of opinion pieces on the usability of the
reset button (or lack thereof) I'm not sure I have a clear case for having this
button in the first place...

I also know the location of the reset button is an issue (insert mac/pc UI
guidelines rant here) and I understand it can reall be a frustrating issue.

Over all I think I am convinced. (Anyone disagreeing can reopen this bug with a
clear argumentation, thanks!)

I have removed the reset button from the version in CVS, which will be up at
the next beta/release.

Thank you.
Received on Tuesday, 24 April 2007 01:37:49 UTC

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