Page or screen?

Subject: Page or screen?
From: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:53:45 -0800 (PST)


KEVIN SAYS:
I
disagree with your use of "screens".  I'd say "dialogs" or views or use
some app-specific / plug-in-specific term, according to what is going
on in whatever part of the visual real estate, but not "screens" if I
could help it.
========

Fair enough.  No way do I say "Screen" is inherently good.  My point is, there's a browser and an application -- Each has its set of terms.  In this case, where I believe the original post mentioned that the URL does not change, the thing that changes belongs to the application and not the browser.  So use the application terminology.  If the application terminology is ugly, that's another question (and maybe cause for a meeting, urgings to the contrary notwithstanding).  But for this particular issue I think it's clear, and no need for a meeting.  But I do see a need to make a sharp distinction between application and HTML page...  Muddling a distinction as fundamental as this ultimately muddles the user.

Am I ranting yet???
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