Last Updated 12.19.2002
The compare flow is a used where similarities/differences
of objects and their attributes are compared. The flow varies depending on the
number of steps (1 or 2) in the process or task. This guideline contains the flow
for the Compare Page Templates
Spec Version # - 3.1
Spec Contributors - Raymond Wong
UI Models - all models
Example Products - all products
Related Guidelines - Messaging
(including Error) Page Template, Step
by Step Page Flows, 2 Step Process
Templates, Object List Templates
, Compare Page Templates
Interaction and Usage SpecificationsA
comparison flow general consists of four types of templates:
- A compare flow may be a one or two-step process. In a one-step process, the
attributes for the objects to be compared are fixed. In a two-step process, the
object attributes for comparison may be specified by the user. An optional "Select
Attributes" template is used to specify the object attributes to be compared.
- A "View Comparisons" template is used
to display the compared objects' attributes. This template may display the information
by using a table, a hide/show or adjacent headers, or text areas.
See template guidelines for details about the individual page templates.
From that guideline, see the individual components for detailed visual specifications.