Re: focus out?

Subject: Re: focus out?
From: letoured -at- together -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 12:39:39 -0400

In <20020628143627 -dot- 221146A8E -at- atlantis -dot- inchinnan -dot- grahamtech -dot- co -dot- uk>, on 06/28/02

at 03:59 PM, "Fiona Hurley" <fiona -dot- hurley -at- gtnet -dot- com> said:

>Some days you know just the right thing to write, some days you just don't.

>I have a form with a button that is disabled until the user enters details
>into one of the fields. However, the button isn't enabled when they are
>typing, but only when they enter text and then "focus out" of the field. They
>can take the focus of the field by either clicking elsewhere on the form,
>pressing the return key, or tabbing to another field.
>This is the sentence:

>The Update button is not enabled when you type into the field, it is only
>enabled when you focus out of the field.

>This doesn't sound right for some reason, I don't think "focus out" sounds
>right. No help from either MS or Chicago manuals. Any other suggestions?

How about just removing the whole thing -- I've run into sites with this kind
of nonsense and not bothered to enter anything simply because it appeared to
be designed for the stupidest of users -- and I have no interest in sharing my
knowledge with people who make it harder for me to communicate.

I feel the same way forms in general -- what makes any writer think that I
want to spend my time on-line answering through their form? How do you know
that I don't have the next best idea you ever heard, but I want to think it
out, and write it out in my time and email it.

letoured -at- together -dot- net

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