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Why Consistency is Critical (25 Feb 2005)
There is often a tendency to do clever things with user interface elements -- frequently, with the best intentions -- that cause problems. For example, some sites execute an action when a user selects an option button (or radio button). This behavior can be very confusing if it is unexpected. Saving a single click at the expense of consistent behavior is probably not a good strategy.
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