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Re: Edit / browse

From: E.E. Mellor <eem21@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 16:39:08 +0000 (GMT)
To: Juha Manninen <juha.manninen@laak.fi>
cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.990225163137.9149A-100000@red.csi.cam.ac.uk>
On Tue, 23 Feb 1999, Juha Manninen wrote: 

> Hi!
> Now there is the option to switch between editor and browse modes. The
> next logical step would be to allow a single click to enter a link in
> browse mode, just like the other browsers do. Or is there some reason
> not to do so?

Uh oh...  ;-)

We debated this a few weeks ago and it turned into a completely
unnecessary religious debate about how we like our window manager's set
up, etc etc.  Basically, the two opposing views are:

1) The GUI should be uniform across the two modes, so if we have
double-click in editor mode, it should be double-click in browser mode

2) Single click would be nice, and it is worth breaking aforementioned
uniformity to do so.

Personally, I think it should be possible to place such a decision at the
door of the end user, but no development, AFAIK, is being done in that
direction at the moment.

I don't think any more debate along these lines is necessary - the two
opinions mentioned above are irreconcilable.

Ewan Mellor.
Received on Thursday, 25 February 1999 11:40:26 UTC

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