User-Hostile Interfaces

FoxBlogScriptError.GIFA friend let me know that my page was throwing a scripting error in Internet Explorer. I hadn’t thought of trying that – it works okay in Mozilla and Opera. Here’s the dialog box. Notice the editbox on the bottom half? You can’t copy the text from the dialog. Why would you? Perhaps you want to log the error. Or post it to a newsgroup seeking help. Or search online for the error. Or send an email to Craig letting him know he, too, has a scripting error. If you don’t want to let people edit it, why would you put it in an editbox? Stupid user interface design.

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