Re: Page or screen?

Subject: Re: Page or screen?
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:18:01 -0500

On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM, Chris Despopoulos
<despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> As the original question points out, the "page" (the web "document", or that which has a specific URL) *contains* the application, but the application has a series of different "screens" within it. When you change screens you don't change the URL (the container), and the browser doesn't store these screen changes in its history. I would say these widgets are whatever the application lexicon calls them... Views, tabs, or even screens. But they are NOT pages, and the *browser* lexicon doesn't apply, IMO.

That probably depends on the architecture of your particular web
application. I've worked on several over the past couple of years,
and for the ones that I can recall, when you changed pages the URL
changed as well. I'm sure there are web apps out there where
everything happens in a single URL but I may not have worked to
document one yet.. So in my past experience, I've always used "page"
not "screen."

As always, YMMV.

Julie Stickler
Blogging about Agile and technical writing
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