Re: Read only dialog box?
It's not a developer, it's an auditor, and a Swedish one at that ...--
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It's a dialog box--the war is over. Just be glad your developers don't
distinguish between modal and non-modal dialog boxes.
Follow Geoff's advice: Describe the content, not the container.
For example, "A message notifies you when the backup has completed."
--- Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> wrote:
Barbara Philbrick reports: <<One of my clients doesn't want to call dialog boxes "dialog boxes" if the information in them is read-only.>>
Focusing on that action or task is more important than on what to call it.
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Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
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RE: Read only dialog box?: From: Barbara Philbrick
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