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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-22 08:24:42

Daryle Walker <darylew_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 3/21/06 2:14 PM, "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Daryle Walker <darylew_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> This is a feature that may be "kewl" for very advanced users, but
>>> it's obscure for above-average users, and detrimental to anyone
>>> else.
>> I'm a below-average or middling web user and for me it has nothing to
>> do with "kewlness." Once I discovered the feature I considered it useful.
> If you're "below average" in web browsing, then how did you discover the
> feature? Do you scrub all the text on every page? (This is very tedious,
> which is why making non-links or links look like the other is very bad web
> UI.) Did you already know from reading Joel's original message? Or was it
> blind luck?

Blind luck. If nobody discovers the feature, nobody is hurt, because
it's not essential. Once you discover it, it's useful.

> Is the feature superior than just copy & paste from the browser's input
> control (or status line)?

Not superior; it does something completely different.

Dave Abrahams
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