Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Sun Oct 3 10:40:21 UTC 2010

On 03/10/2010 12:29, David DEMELIER wrote:
> 2010/10/3 Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at bsdforen.de>:
>> On 03/10/2010 11:45, David DEMELIER wrote:
>>> 2010/10/3 Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk>:
>>> I don't want something complex, checkbox, textbox, radiobuttons is enough.
>> Textbox is _very_ complex. Think of all the code you'd have to
>> add to ports to check what was entered by the user.
>> At the very least you have to verify that whatever was provided
>> is valid. For the feature not to become annoying you'd have to
>> be a lot more fuzzy and complex, though.
> What do you mean by valid? In the way that the user can't insert any
> no alpha-numeric characters or an entry that is only valid to the
> application ?

Text fields are arbitrary and you'd probably want to limit it to
a specific purpose, like a list of languages.

So is de_* an acceptable language? Do you delimit with space, pipe
or semicolon? Do people really want to be bothered with learning
the specific syntax of your ports text input fields?

A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
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