[Standards-JIG] Ad-hoc commands vs. separate protocols

Trejkaz Xaoza trejkaz at trypticon.org
Tue Jan 4 14:03:57 UTC 2005

On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 21:19, Maciek Niedzielski wrote:
> Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> >>And if I write a JEP, then everyone knows what is going to happen and
> >>what options should be displayed. So... every client author may provide
> >>a nice looking GUI that suits his client in the best way.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > There is the form field standarization JEP (JEP-68) to help client
> > authors create custom interfaces, still keeping data forms flexibility.
> Hmm... maybe you're right.
> But this sounds a bit like breaking the sacred rule of separating data
> and user interface.

If you ask me, this was broken the moment someone decided that we should have 
text field and text area form elements, when both contain text.  But a 
certain amount of crossover needs to occur in this sort of simple scheme, 
otherwise you need to layer some form of stylesheet over the top of it. :-/


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