[tahoe-dev] barriers to using tahoe

David-Sarah Hopwood david-sarah at jacaranda.org
Fri Feb 5 17:59:04 UTC 2010


Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-02-05 10:28:49 +1000, James A. Donald <jamesd at echeque.com> wrote:
>> Jody Harris wrote:
>>> I'm also not optimistic about having good, fluid drag-and-drop in
>>> a web interface. Doing good, clean drag-and-drop in the web would
>>> be a major undertaking.
>>
>> To do it in IE, requires an active X control, for Firefox an addon
>> <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2190>
>>
>> The javascript, the response and the layout of the web page has to
>> be different for the IE active X control than for the Firefox addon.
> 
> Huh? I've seen drag'n'drop working with the same HTML, JS und CSS on
> both FF and IE.  So there *is* a way :)

I am skeptical that users actually expect drag-and-drop to work for web
interfaces. It seems like a lot of implementation effort for a rather
small gain in usability.

-- 
David-Sarah Hopwood  ⚥  http://davidsarah.livejournal.com

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