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[whatwg] What improves Web applications?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 08:09:27 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408050807520.2738@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Nigel McFarlane wrote:
> 
> What has been said on this point of hierarchical menus vs data entry is 
> not just a matter of "least user confusion" although no doubt that is 
> important.
> 
> The examples cited:
> 
> -- tabbed window
> -- hierarchical menus
> -- form data entry
> -- breadcrumbed navigation
> -- etc
> 
> are all examples of UI modalities. Since there's no right one,
> in the sense that there's no right painting, the question then
> becomes which of these modalities (or others), does this
> whatwg activity seek to support?

The ones with that have demonstrably high demand and that can be added to 
HTML without insane difficulties.

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