Re: Incremental find?

Subject: Re: Incremental find?
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 09:03:24 -0600

"find-as-you-type" is a great name for it - so long as your audience is the
"general user". I'm a fan of calling something by the simplest name
possible. A Flush Handle is a handle that flushes, not a "Tank Flap
Actuator".

Make sense? Look at the feature, look at the audience then adjust the BS
level to compensate.

-Collin

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 8:42 AM, <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> I have a terminology question for you all...
>
> One of our developers is using the term "find-as-you-type function" which
> I'm certain is not the proper name of the tool. I've seen this function in
> various programs, but it's not specifically labeled. Wikipedia says the
> proper term is "incremental find." However, the typical user would respond
> with "HUH?" if I use the latter term.
>
> I need to establish the terminology here. So, what's the best term to use?
> The one that is descriptive but wordy and informal, or the term that is
> technical but unclear? Or do you use something else entirely?
>
> Thanks for your perspectives and advice.
>
> Arroxane
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