RE: Incremental find?

Subject: RE: Incremental find?
From: "Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 12:42:46 -0700

arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com wrote:

> 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.

Why not? It's the name that Mozilla uses.

> Wikipedia says the proper term is "incremental find." .... what's
> the best term to use? The one that is descriptive but wordy and
> informal, or the term that is technical but unclear?

I can't imagine an audience for whom "technical" (whatever that
means) would trump "descriptive and clear". I mean, what if
you could find another term that was even MORE technical, but
which not a single one of your readers would understand? Would
you consider using that term?

If you use "incremental find", you'll have to explain what it
means... And your explanation will probably include the phrase
"find as you type". Why not just call it "find-as-you-type"
and be done?


=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA

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