GUI names: forms vs. windows

Subject: GUI names: forms vs. windows
From: Mark Baker <MBaker -at- TIMELINE -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 14:46:46 -0700

We're currently reviewing/updating our in-house style guide and would like
to know how others have answered the "Are these called forms, windows, or
something else?" question, as in "Click OK to open the XYZ form/window."

We're past the point of
"who-cares-what-they're-called-so-long-as-the-naming-is-consistent" and want
to know WHY you have chosen to call them what you have. Also, we're
interested in reasons beyond (1) That's the way we've always done things
'round here, (2) That's what my boss said to call them, (3) The
such-and-such style guide says that's what they're called, and (4) The coin
toss came up "heads" two out of three times.

Otherwise, we mean this: If you or your group have had complete unilateral
freedom to call them what you wish, why did you choose what you did?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Mark Baker
Timeline, Inc.
Bellevue, WA

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