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Re: Menu (Was: Re: Unimplemented AppKit classes)

From: Alan West
Subject: Re: Menu (Was: Re: Unimplemented AppKit classes)
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 23:57:49 +0000
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Stefan Urbanek wrote:

Anyway, differences in interface *philosophy* cannot be solved by using any kind of common single UI description. It does not matter if it is 'platform independent' or not. And i think that the phrase 'platform independet' is really inappropriate in connection with 'user interface'.

Excuse me if it souded like flaming, I did not meant it that way.


I think the idea of a platform independant UI description is very possible, one of the things that is often different between platforms is sizes of standard controls, borders, spacing etc... if the UI description avoided specific sizes but instead described a size such as; normal, small, medium, large, xlarge, and as a last resort percentages, then maybe each backend could relate these sizes to their platform specific style, even on PDAs.


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