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From Tony Collen <colle...@umn.edu>
Subject Re: Woody and user help....
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2003 02:33:13 GMT
Antonio Gallardo wrote:
> Tony Collen dijo:
> 
>>Well, call me a luddite but I'm not a huge fan of the DHTML... what's
>>wrong with slapping help info in an alt tag?
> 
> 
> It depends, DHTML with Javascript helps to make some validations for users
> before send the page back to the server. DHTML allow to add some nice
> features like interactives drop down menus and popup contextual help. This
> kind of interaction is what a user has in a traditional fat client.
> 
> I think there is no way back. Of course if we dont want, we can not use
> DHTML at all. But this is up to us. Blocking a feature is not the answer.
> In that case a <wd:help> tag must exist for every field and maybe at form
> level.
> 
> Contextual help in a web application is a MUST. This is why I think woody
> must have a optional tag help. If you want to use it or not ot depedends
> of the user. The form how we will render it in HTML or WML depends of us.
> 
> I would suggest to add <wd:help>. Also JXForms already has it.


erp, what I meant to say was misunderstood.

I'm all for a "help" tag, I'm just not for hardcoding how it ends up 
appearing (DHTML).

Tony


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