Re: To capitalize or not?

Subject: Re: To capitalize or not?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:33:47 -0400

Why isn't it an RS-232, Ethernet, USB, RJ45 and some other such port? That
is, why isn't it labeled according to the type of connection it uses?

If Ethernet, for example, there is no question but that it gets capped.
Hence, "...connect to the external Ethernet port located on the chassis
backplane..."

Chris Morton



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On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 8:46 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> To me, an "internal port" would be inside of the case. One real-world
> example, a server appliance I documented had an internal USB port. If
> you opened up the case you could attach a USB thumb drive ... I forget
> for what purpose. Anyway, it was not accessible during normal
> operation since it was inside the case.
>
> An "external port" would be something typically flush with the surface
> of the case, like the USB ports on a laptop. If the device had more
> than one external port, I would argue strenuously against naming any
> of them External, and suggest a different name based on the port's
> function.
>
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM, William Sherman
> <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > ... ask them why they called it External Port, as it is still internal
> to
> > the device. It should be named for its function: Output, Input, Source,
> > Incoming, Outgoing, RS-232, External Controller, External Power, External
> > Keyboard, etc.
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References:
To capitalize or not?: From: Jim
Re: To capitalize or not?: From: William Sherman
Re: To capitalize or not?: From: Robert Lauriston

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