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Re: forms problem

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 12:46:32 -0000
Message-ID: <018001c19dc2$b0ce2240$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> > wizzards pain me.
> >
> > I get lost in them.  there is no way back.  I cannot look ahead, if
> > my browser crashes in the middle...
> All properly designed wizards:
> a. Tell you at the start what they are going to do (solves problems 1
> and 3).
> b. Allow you to go back (solves problem 2).
> c. Make you aware of any unexpected consequences to a decision
> (solves problem 3 some more).
> d. Don't crash! :)

Your wizards may not, my computer might, my internet connection might go
down (as is likely if suddenly the sun comes out, or someone moves the
phone (not realising it's pointing at the machine.) or any part of the
internet between me and you might go down, wizards work quite well when
you're local to the server, they're an annoying dog when you're waiting
20 seconds between portions for 5 seconds of entering data.

> It's interesting that a UI concept that is intended to make computers
> easier to use is so universally hated.

Intentions can  be wrong you know.

Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2002 07:48:31 UTC

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