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Re: Submitting comments form within the spec itself

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 01:17:52 -0600
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <1276D6CF-7F7B-4576-B568-7FD04869B95E@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Jul 25, 2009, at 1:11 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> Are the comment anonymous but publicly visible, or anonymous and
>> confidential?
>
> They look like this:

[snip giant URL]

OK, so they are publicly visible. Looks good to me.

>
>> I would also prefer commenters are given the option to identify
>> themselves if they choose - for example if they would like an  
>> eventual
>> reply, but don't feel comfortable giving their initial feedback by  
>> email
>> or through bugzilla.
>
> Well, anyone's free to include their name in the comment text, I  
> guess,
> but it rather takes away from the simplicity of the thing if we start
> adding more fields to the form.

You may be right. However, I suspect people are quite used to having a  
content field plus an optional name field for pretty much any kind of  
comment form - blog comments, forum systems, etc. So name+content  
seems like an equally reasonable simple place to stop, as just having  
a content field. The systems seems pretty good in any case.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Saturday, 25 July 2009 07:23:54 UTC

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