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August 31, 2008

How not to do error messages – Flickr

Filed under: Web — duncan @ 6:35 pm
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Added a photo to Flickr. Clicked the ‘Send To Group’ button. Saw the following helpful error:

Flickr error message

Instead of dumping out raw XML to a Javascript alert, this might have been more useful if they’d actually output just the msg value from the err element, and ideally into the page rather than a modal dialog box.

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1 Comment »

  1. It’s a beaut! … and rather untypical for Flickr in my experience.

    Comment by uxarchitecture — August 31, 2008 @ 11:15 pm | Reply


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