[whatwg] Web Apps 1.0: On-line help

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun May 8 08:35:15 PDT 2005

On Sun, 8 May 2005, Ben Meadowcroft wrote:
> There are two types of help that I think are appropriate for web 
> applications, full page help and element sensitive help.

The problem with both is discoverability. Unless we can solve that, there 
is not much point having anything in the spec.

For example, WF2 used to have a help="" attribute on form controls. We 
removed it after we got feedback that users would have no way of knowing 
that there was help available and that it would thus be mostly useless.

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