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We use the "cancel" button to reassure inexperienced users, who may not
understand that information that isn't submitted is in fact "cancelled."

Kathy


-----Original Message-----
From: Marty Landman <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: Placement of Command Buttons


>Ross Olson wrote:
>
>> I would urge people to examine why they are using the 'cancel' button at
>> all, considering that all it does by default is clear out the entire
form,
>> something I've _never_ seen anyone actually use in any of my studies.
>
>Thanks for saying that, this is something I started doing
>from the beginning because it seemed like the convention,
>and it's never made sense to me either. If anything I would
>think that on those perhaps rare occasions when a user wants
>to clear a form they might just do a refresh.
>
>But I wonder too if it's been considered hipper to have at
>least two options, rather than just having the one submit
>button... could that be part of the reason for this?
>
>Marty
>
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