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[whatwg] LABEL and radio/checkbox onclick

From: Jim Ley <jim.ley@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 23:03:39 +0100
Message-ID: <851c8d3104071815034334fb9e@mail.gmail.com>
On Sun, 18 Jul 2004 17:49:06 -0400, Matthew Raymond
<mattraymond at earthlink.net> wrote:
>    Web pages are a special GUI case where behavior needs to be as
> consistent as possible across all platforms.

Why?   One of the main reasons I choose my platform is how the GUI
acts, and if I cannot configure it to work as I am used to, I will not
use that platform, I cannot use the mac system (I'm not trained on it
- mind you without a nipple, there's no way I can buy a mac anyway)

> Web authors need to know
> that the way their page behaves on their own platform is going to be the
> the same on all other platforms.

Why?   They can't expect the phone and the PC to be the same, why
bother about different platforms?

> > As described above, that makes no sense for most OS X users.

This is a very good reason why such behaviour should not be in a
specification, but should be purely left up to implementation, so they
can follow their own OS conventions.

Jim.
Received on Sunday, 18 July 2004 15:03:39 UTC

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