Inline Edit: Single line/multi-line?

Anastasia Cheetham a.cheetham at
Fri Jul 11 16:46:38 UTC 2008

For people with easy access to a Mac: Joseph pointed out that iCal  
offers various different versions of 'inline edit' in the event  
editor. For example, the title of the event will not accept carriage  
returns (enter selects all the text) but the location field does  
(enter inserts a newline).

 From a user perspective, this interaction seems quite natural, which  
to me points to the need for implementor control over how the  
component behaves, since the implementor knows the context in which it  
is being used, and whether or not accepting carriage returns makes  

Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at
Software Designer, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto

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