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From "Antonio Gallardo" <>
Subject Re: Woody and user help....
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2003 22:09:34 GMT

Will be included the <wd:help> tag into Woody?

Need it a votation?

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo.

Antonio Gallardo dijo:
> Tony Collen dijo:
>> 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.
> No, I already uderstand you. :)
> What I tried to explain is what you resumed below.
>> I'm all for a "help" tag, I'm just not for hardcoding how it ends up
>> appearing (DHTML).
> The last transformation woody2html depend of us. This can be easily
> modificable.
> Best Regards,
> Antonio Gallardo.

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