Re: Feedback on the ping="" attribute (ISSUE-1)

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> If we're going to talk about user intentions, we have to accept the fact 
> that most users have no idea how GET and POST differ, see no difference 
> between clicking on a link and a button, and wouldn't be able to tell 
> apart:
>   <a href=""
>      style="color: black; text-decoration: underline">Click me</a>
>  and
>   <form action="" method="POST">
>     <input type="image"
>            style="color: black; text-decoration: underline"
>            alt="Click me">
>   </form>

Let me disagree.

My experience is that most people do understand the difference between a 
link and a button.

Also, the fact that it's possible to *obscure* that isn't a good 
argument in favor of adding more stuff like this. On the contrary, we 
should educate web designers that it's a bad thing to make something 
look like a link when it isn't.

> ...

BR, Julian

Received on Thursday, 8 November 2007 19:51:35 UTC