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Subject:Re: my bad displays habit From:Suzanne Chiles <suzchiles -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Wilson, Deanne (GE EntSol, Intelligent Platforms)" <Deanne -dot- Wilson -at- ge -dot- com> Date:Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:06:56 -0800
Interestingly, I was working with the <stepresult> element in a DITA task
topic when I was pondering this issues.
On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Wilson, Deanne (GE EntSol, Intelligent
Platforms) <Deanne -dot- Wilson -at- ge -dot- com> wrote:
> The DITA standard has an element called <stepresult> that: "provides
> information on the expected outcome of a step. If a user interface is
> being documented, the outcome could describe a dialog box opening, or
> the appearance of a progress indicator. Step results are useful to
> assure a user that they are on track, but should not be used for every
> step, as this quickly becomes tedious."
> We agonized over the use of this element and finally decided we would
> use it, although it's not always easy to know when tedium has been
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