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RE: Best Practices document - not best practices

From: Holley Kevin \(Centre\) <Kevin.Holley@O2.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 21:24:00 +0100
Message-ID: <729015D2FB03A041A00327DCD08369838909A6@Uksthmsx014>
To: "Daniel Barclay" <daniel@fgm.com>, "Barbara Ballard" <barbara@littlespringsdesign.com>
Cc: <public-bpwg@w3.org>

Could I ask how we tell the difference between "mobile web" and "regular
web" ?

Personally I use a mobile device to view "web" pages.  In many cases I
can read what is there irrespective of whether the target is "mainstream
web" or "mobile web".  

Witness http://www.google.com/ 

This website displays very well on mobile devices and desktop-based



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From: public-bpwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-bpwg-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Daniel Barclay
Sent: 20 July 2005 17:26
To: Barbara Ballard
Cc: public-bpwg@w3.org
Subject: Re: Best Practices document - not best practices

Barbara Ballard wrote:
>> I think you missed my point:  It's a bit contradictory 
>> (hypocritical?) for a page about best practices for the mobile web to

>> not follow best practices for the regular web.
> If the document is written for mobile web, then best practices for  
> the
> regular web are irrelevant.  

The document _about_ the mobile web is _presented_ on the regular web.

Although good practices for the regular web may be irrelevent to the
_content_ of the document, they are certainly relevant to the
_presentation_ of the document.

Not bothering to understand and follow good practices for the regular
web in the presentation of that document certainly does not instill
confidence in the content.

 > In fact, best practices for the  regular
> web can greatly interfere with the experience on the mobile web.

Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if you're referring to common
practices that I'd argue aren't good practices (e.g., pages or text
documents that have widths tied to fixed-width elements).

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