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From: Jan Vidar Krey <janv@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 02:59:47 +0200
To: public-wsc-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200704050259.47723.janv@opera.com>

Hi all,

Just a few "random" comments about the current note from me.

6.2 User's navigation toward the destination site

I would like to add a note about mobile browsers in this particular 
For example, on a mobile phone, you more than likely have a very limited 
keyboard. Often T9/ITap text input, which may or may not be assisted with 
dictionary prediction, and the buttons tend to be small. Typing URIs on these 
devices is tedious and error prone, however clicking on links is easy.

I would also like to add another note about typing URIs;
Typing simply 'example' in my browser will take me to 'www.example.no' based 
on my locale/browser settings. So the 'www.' and '.no' part was automatically 
added by my browser, and it might take me elsewhere on a different computer.
This is more or less covered in scenario 9 (example.net vs example.com, etc),
but still useful to remember.

9.2.6 Status bar

"(...) The displayed web page can also display any message of its choosing in 
this area."

- Is this statement really true these days?


I would like to point out that not all user agents have much chrome at all
due to lack of screen estate, especially mobile or TV browsers. Window title, 
location bar, status bar, etc is often omitted on these devices.



Jan Vidar Krey
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Opera Software ASA
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