RE: Error Messages: Text for the title bar

Subject: RE: Error Messages: Text for the title bar
From: "David Downing" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 11:40:45 -0500

<<I was always taught NOT to use the word "error." "Error" implies a
by the user; generally, the mistake has nothing to do with something the

user has done.>>

Okay, fair enough, but I still stand by my original suggestion,
substituting the word "problem" for error.

And I would also suggest that there are some things the end user can do
wrong, such as entering alphabetic input where numeric input is needed,
or trying to save a file to the a\ drive without first inserting a
properly formatted floppy.

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