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Advances in Human-Computer Interaction
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 202701, 8 pages
Working towards Usable Forms on the World Wide Web: Optimizing Date Entry Input Fields
Department of Psychology, Center for Cognitive Psychology and Methodology, University of Basel, 4055 Basel, Switzerland
Received 15 February 2010; Revised 13 May 2011; Accepted 7 June 2011
Academic Editor: Armando Bennet Barreto
Copyright © 2011 Javier A. Bargas-Avila et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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