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