[Mailman-Users] Usability patch: (Details) Buttons for 1.0

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at uwm.edu
Mon Aug 16 23:09:55 CEST 1999

This is just a reminder, that I created a small usability patch for
mailman a bit ago:

From the readme:

|Notes for my
|This patch fixes two small usability glitches with the "(Details)"
|help buttons in the web-interface in GNU Mailman.
|        1. The buttons do not spawn a new browser window.
|        Rationale: Trying to open new web browser windows
|                for subpages is generally considered a usability bug.
|                See J. Nielsens "Top-10 New Mistakes of Web Design (Alertbox
|                May 1999)" http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990530.html
|                #1 and #2
|        2. Hint for the user not to change the value on the help
|                page itself.
|        Rationale: Value entered in this example input field
|                will be lost without notice, even when the user presses return.
|Both bugs only affect certain browsers.
|The patch has been tested against mailman-1.0 and all 1.0rc releases.
|        Bernhard Reiter 16.8.1999 (breiter at ffii.org)

Mailman developers don't share my view on this so far, but I thought maybe one
or the other user might be interested in it.

Look for the tiny patch in:

Research Assistant, Geog Dept UM-Milwaukee, USA.    (www.uwm.edu/~bernhard)
Association for a Free Informational Infrastructure              (ffii.org)
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