Re: Terminology Question

Subject: Re: Terminology Question
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 17:58:22 -0400

Yes, I agree. I'd call it a bug.

The situation is not unlike the difficulty with street-name signs in Massachusetts that has perhaps been fixed but probably not. At any corner there might be a sign naming the minor street, but the bigger street was never identified. "Why should we give its name?" the DPW must have said to itself, "It's a waste of effort. If you're on the street you'll already know its name or you wouldn't be there."

On Fri, 30 May 2014 15:26:16 -0400, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:

I probably wouldn't call it anything. "1. Type your user name and
press Enter. 2. Type your password and press enter."

I'd enter a bug report about the missing cursor.

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM, Joel W <eleysium -at- outlook -dot- com> wrote:
Let's say you have a screen with several boxes / fields for entering data. The user moves from one box to the other, but there isn't a cursor in the box to indicate what box she is using. What do you call the presence in the box? i.e.:"Press enter. The ____ moves to the next box."


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References:
Terminology Question: From: Joel W
Re: Terminology Question: From: Robert Lauriston

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