[uf-discuss] hCalendar spec- no specification included!
mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 16:54:47 PDT 2006
>> That's actually not true. The spec is the most important thing to people
*implementing* the spec.
Opps, you caught my lack of meticulousness! I was focusing on making the
point that where were many classes of people each potentially interested in
something different and was otherwise being casual. Please forgive my being
careless regarding who was interested in what. :)
>> Thanks for this feedback Mike - you make very good points.
Thanks in return. It is nice to know when one's efforts are appreciated.
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On 10/18/06 4:04 PM, "Mike Schinkel" <mikeschinkel at gmail.com> wrote:
> My point was simply to be careful not to overwhelm the user with text
> on a intro page as it has been proven people scan web pages instead
> of reading them. Less will be more here. Justin presents this as
> an example, but I find it to be far too much information on an intro
> page. This is a general principle, of course, not true in all cases
> but likely true for an intro page. Os I would highly suggest that
> whoever is involved in creating intro pages first read this; it was eye
opening when I first read it.
This is an excellent point Mike, and one I strongly agree with. I have
taken it to heart and will seek to simplify/reduce the text on intro type
pages as much as possible without losing meaning/utility.
> Again I agree. I think specs are *the most important thing* to one
> class of people, i.e. those specifying the spec.
That's actually not true. The spec is the most important thing to people
*implementing* the spec. Implementers need to be able to read very precise
descriptions of what they are implementing in order to maximize the chances
of them implementing it correctly and interoperably.
> As such it's no surprise that the
> spec gets primary focus, at least initially. But it needs to be
> balanced because there are many classes of people and for each of them
> there is potentially a different "most important thing." So it needs
> to all be easily accessible and findable understanding how users read web
Thanks for this feedback Mike - you make very good points.
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