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Re: ACTION-348 some draft text re redirection + address bar

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:49:00 -0500
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF56BE18AC.45726A8F-ON852576D3.00822262-852576D3.008281E4@lotus.com>
I found the draft to be very nicely done and very helpful.   Regarding 
redirect chain UI:  I suspect that the biggest problem would be confusion 
on the part of users who don't really understand redirection in the first 
place.  Now, you could argue that it's just such users who are in the 
worst trouble given the status quo, since they're most likely to miss the 
fact that they've been redirected at all.  So, perhaps giving them some UI 
with two URLs will represent appropriate rather than inappropriate 
confusion.  Still, I can't easily imagine anything that would be 
unintimidating to non-technical users, unless it's to hide the target URL 
pretty thoroughly (and that would defeat the purpose security-wise, I 

FWIW: I retain some mixed feelings about using the TAG blog as a 
publication vehicle for things like this, but as a first step it seems 
fine.  Maybe or maybe not there would be value in evolving this into a 
short finding or the like. 


Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
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        Subject:        ACTION-348 some draft text re redirection + 
address bar


Written in the style of a blog post, and making use of
state-of-the-art theory (such as it is) of http semantics.

If this gets review and approval of some kind (especially from TimBL,
who has been the vocal campaigner on this question) I'll htmlify and
post it and be done with this action. Not sure what else to do.

Received on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 23:46:42 UTC

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