RE: Pointing a browser

Subject: RE: Pointing a browser
From: "Murrell, Thomas" <TMurrell -at- alldata -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 08:17:36 -0500

> From: Robert Spencer[SMTP:rob -at- pureedge -dot- com]
>
> We are defining some new style issues in our department. One that has us
> evenly divided involves telling the reader to open a web page in a
> browser.
> We have used both "open the XXX page in your browser" and "point your
> browser to". Both usages have pros and cons but point is not a favourite
> with some members of the department. Has anyone else been concerned with
> the
> use of point and how was the issue resolved? Thank you from a first time
> poster.
>
I would agree that "point" doesn't seem quite right, even though I've seen
that term used a lot with browsers. I'd go with "open page XXX in your
browser." "Navigate to XXX" also seems okay to me.

Tom Murrell




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