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RE: Try again button needed

From: Alastair McKenzie <alastairmckenzie@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 15:52:03 +0100
To: "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBKNFOMLHDENBLMFLHOELPJOAA.alastairmckenzie@blueyonder.co.uk>

Now u see where I was coming from with this.

We are as guilty as each other...

You assumed that the Revalidate button on the 'by URI' results page would
exist on the other methods/tabs (By file upload & By direct input) - why
wouldn't you?

Likewise I assumed that a button that did not exist on the 'By direct input'
results page, would not exist on the other methods either - why would I?

(of course part of the reason may be that it is not really a re-VALIDATE
button needed for direct input. I want a re-SET button that takes me back to
a blank form.

As you say, at the moment I have to either use the browser back button and
then ctl-A empty or paste over the first version.... or do manually what I
want a reset button to do, IE remove the '/check' component from the address
in the browser and refresh.

And you are quite right, it's hardly a big deal!

... but when scaled up as part of a regular process, it's mildly irritating.

So maybe it could just be treated as a small upgrade job to be filed away
for some 'rainy-day-when-I'm-twiddling-my-thumbs-with-nothing-better-to-do'
moment in the future??

A.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Dorward [mailto:david@dorward.me.uk]
Sent: 04 September 2007 15:19
To: Alastair McKenzie
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Re: Try again button needed


On 4 Sep 2007, at 15:06, Alastair McKenzie wrote:
> No - not like the browser back button, which returns to the intial
> form with
> the original document loaded, which needs to be erased/over-written
> if I'm
> going to make corrections on my  (local) source version.

Select All / Paste will overwrite it with a couple of key presses in
most browsers (Cmd+A, Cmd+V in mine). This would preserve all the
other options that could be selected.

Or you can click the Validation Service heading to get to the
homepage and then the Validate By Direct Input tab to get a blank form.

I wonder if a cookie to store the last viewed tab so it can be used
as a default might be worth while?

I don't see much advantage to providing another mechanism to get back
to the input form. I doubt it would be significantly quicker.

> Yes,  like the revalidate button........ which doesn't appear on
> the Direct
> Input  results page.

When given a URI, the form data just contains a reference to the code
to check, and it can change. If the code was submitted directly then
there is no possibility of the information provided to the validator
giving different results. So a revalidate button along those lines
would not make sense.

--
David Dorward
http://dorward.me.uk/
http://blog.dorward.me.uk/
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2007 14:52:39 GMT

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