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"Zigo, Joy" <[log in to unmask]>
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Zigo, Joy
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 10:45:58 -0400
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> Jacob Mattison wrote:
> > My app is registering a user for a class.  The user can 
> >also register other participants (say she wants to also buy 
> >tickets for her husband and a cousin) by name.
> >  
> > Possible form approaches I've thought of: [..]

Paola Kathuria suggested: 
> 4) text area box for (other) attendees - prompt the user to 
> enter one name per line (and make the box sufficiently narrow 
> to disuade people from  entering all the names on one line).

Since the length of names varies a lot, you could make the text area box
wide enough to hold quite long names and (next to the text box) tell the
user to press enter after each name. 

For example, see the FedEx box for entry of tracking numbers under
"Track" at
The user of FedEx's box must press enter to indicate the end of one
number and the start of another one. The app does not automatically
determine where one number ends and the next one begins -- Tracking #'s
(12 digits), Door Tag #'s (14 digits), and Online order #'s can all be

Here are FedEx's instructions next to the text box:
Enter any combination of up to 30 FedEx Tracking or Door Tag numbers
(one per line)
You can also track FedEx Kinko's Online orders by entering order

Actually saying "Press 'Enter'" would be clearer.

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