empty Inline Edit field: Conclusions

Anastasia Cheetham a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
Wed Jun 25 16:13:44 UTC 2008

Based on the discussions I've seen on the "Inline Edit - clearing the  
field" thread, my conclusions are:

1) An empty field can contain some invitation text, such as "click  
here to edit." This should be pluggable, so that implementors can  
choose not to have any text.

2) This invitation text should be dimmed, or other wise different in  
appearance than 'normal' text.

3) If there is not invitation text and the field is left empty, it  
should have some minimum with so that the invitation highlight is more  

Separate issues not directly related to how to display an empty field:
A) It might be nice to have an affordance for clearing a field
B) Inline authoring
C) Support for error on attempting to save an empty field

If no one tells me that I've misunderstood, we'll start with the  
necessary changes for the numbered points above.

Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
Software Designer, Fluid Project    http://fluidproject.org
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto

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