Re: Semi-OT: Thoughts on Flash pages in MetaLink?

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 9:51 AM, Rich Jesse <rjoralist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

>
> Just poking around the new-ish Metalink Flash-based design in the SCM area.
> It looks prettier, but the interface seems, well, annoying.  Maybe I'm just
> getting old and stuck in my old ways, but I think it's be more difficult to
> use.
>

Agreed, pretty but impractical.


>
> It's Flash, so it comes with all the Flash limitations -- can't view in
> many
> browsers (e.g. mobile), breaks browser's "Back" and "History"
> functionality,
> heavier net traffic and local GUIfication makes it slower, etc.
>

All of the above.


> Also with the Flash page I can only pull up one article at a time.


I responded that this was a serious liability.

Some other concerns:

Searching on document number - I see no way to do that.
Plug the ML # into the search bar, and you have to guess which document it
actually is.
Bug database?  How do you search on that?
I didn't see the advanced search.  Maybe it's there and I just did not see
it.

-- 
Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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