Inline Edit: Blanks -- initial, embedded, and trailing

Gary Thompson gary at
Wed Aug 13 00:06:28 UTC 2008

Actually, I discovered that this is the better page for the behavior 


Gary Thompson wrote:
> In relation to the inline editor,  I went back through the various 
> inline edit threads and sorted out the following behavior questions:
> - What is the signal that something can be edited inline?
> - Display hover text after x seconds?
> - Enforce a character limit?
> - Show the character limit/character total?
> - Use default/prompt text when there is no user-entered text?
> - What happens when multiple lines are pasted?
> - Can html/code/scripts be submitted?
> - Is there validation of the entry?
> - Use explicit save/cancel?
> - Does clicking outside the inline edit interface save or cancel?
> - What are the right keyboard only/screen reader keys for inline edit?
> Which are now posted at the bottom of this page:
> ...where some of the questions have already been answered.
> To help answer the remaining questions, I did a comparative analysis of 
> other popular sites using inline edit (Plaxo, Facebook, Flickr, Google 
> Calendar), and posted the results at the top of this page:
> Gary
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