Re: "Transparent to the User"
It seemed to me the OP was describing system documentation. I would not use
'transparent to the user' in user docs, either. But in shops I've been in,
it is commonly used by technology groups to describe systems/processes of
which the user will not be aware.
Agree. It's a useful shorthand for the intended audience. "Transparent to the user" is an addendum, not the main event. Something happens [insert excruciating detail]; the user isn't specifically advised because there's no point.
It's a disambiguating term, not a confession. It means that in the overarching UI, it's intended that the user not ponder the 'transparent' action.
Not suitable for anything user-facing, eminently useful for making clear there's no hook into the UI.
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