RE: Terms not to use in Error Messages

Subject: RE: Terms not to use in Error Messages
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- net -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 21:44:34 +1000

Dick Margulis wrote:

> I think a more useful message would be one that focuses on the user's
> needs rather than on the developer's diagnostics ....

Yes. Instead of saying "Invalid data entered," tell me
what you consider to be valid, nitwit.

> ... and I believe Windows
> XP has finally replaced the "illegal operation" language with something
> friendlier.

That's chummy of them. I still run into
"a fatal error has occurred" every now and then.
And I think to myself, "For *this* someone had
to die? Sheesh."

Mike West


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