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RE: FAQ Re: Mixing Tables and Forms

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 13:08:42 -0500 (EST)
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
cc: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201311306070.32538-100000@tux.w3.org>
Right, I am not suggesting these things as either or, but "do this and this"
so you cover various kinds of half implementations.

(For the specific example, 01 and 2002 actually make better sense as defaults
- often thinking again about what the information  is can be helpful. At
least it helps me - I generally need several goes over something to realise
basic facts because I had assumed them the first few passes).

But basically I agree.



On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Al Gilman wrote:

  At 11:58 AM 2002-01-31 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
  >Presumably they could hold a default real value.

  AG:: Sure, but this misses the point.  It is not effective in doing what needs
  to be done and it introduces usability problems.  People do stumble on these

  Take the case of a two-digit number field where the question is the expiration
  month or year of your credit card.  The default could be 02 for the month and
  02 for the year and neither one captures what the user needs to know, which is
  "What is the question, here?"

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