Inline Edit: changing focus cancels edit?
eli at media.berkeley.edu
Wed Jun 25 18:17:13 UTC 2008
+1 for supporting <Esc> for Cancel. It's a bit nerdy and a lot users
won't know to do it. But there is some precedent for it.
On Jun 25, 2008, at 10:07 AM, antranig at caret.cam.ac.uk wrote:
> Here is my view -
> If there are no visible explicit controls for Save/Cancel for the
> field, focusing away from the field should commit the edit and not
> cancel it.
> If there are visible controls, it should be configurable whether
> away leaves the field editable, or commits the edit.
> I think the important consideration is to not easily lose the user's
> which would be very irritating - and to support the primary and
> use of the widget which is to actually edit the text :)
> Hitting <enter> in a field is actually already an overloaded
> operation - users
> used to Web 1.0 expect this to cause a form submission rather than
> just a local
> commitment. Perhaps we should support <Esc> as a keyboard-driven
> operation, or else provide a dedicated button, rather than have
> to be the "default function"?
> Quoting Michelle D'Souza <michelle.dsouza at utoronto.ca>:
>> To add to the question, when should a 'cancel' happen and when should
>> a 'save' happen.
>> On 25-Jun-08, at 11:40 AM, Anastasia Cheetham wrote:
>>> Hi, Allison and Daphne,
>>> I wanted to double-check one of the interactions on the inline
>>> to make sure we've got it right.
>>> The current interaction in question is this:
>>> The only way to save an edit is to press Enter.
>>> i.e. if you're editing a field and you move focus away from the
>>> by pressing Tab of clicking on something else, any changes to the
>>> field are lost.
>>> You can experiment with this on
>>> So the question is: Is it correct that tabbing away or clicking
>>> elsewhere causes changes to be lost?
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