Another consistency issue....

Subject: Another consistency issue....
From: m w <tech_mw -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 10:53:30 -0700 (PDT)

I normally use the term "login" with most of my
documents; however, it appears that I may have been
wrong all this time.

How common is "log on" for your folks?

Microsoft MOS says:

"Do not use log in, login, log onto, log off of,
logout, sign off, or sign on."

Whatis?com says:

In general computer usage, logon is the procedure used
to get access to an operating system or application,
usually in a remote computer. Almost always a logon
requires that the user have (1) a user ID and (2) a
password. Often, the user ID must conform to a limited
length such as eight character and the password must
contain at least one digit and not match a natural
language word. The user ID can be freely known and is
visible when entered at a keyboard or other input
device. The password must be kept secret (and is not
displayed as it is entered). A similar procedure,
called registration, is required to enter some Web
Logon is also used as a modifier as in "logon
procedure." The verb form is two words: to log on.

In UNIX-based operating systems, logon is called
login. The procedure is called "the login procedure."
and the verb form is: to log in.

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