Re: Naming conventions

Subject: Re: Naming conventions
From: "Glanbrok, Slayer of Bluntskulls" <conehead -at- OVERTHE -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 1996 14:39:29 -0400

Meredith Townley wrote:

There has been a small debate in the office over how "screens" should be =
referenced in the documentation. I'm curious as to what others call =
what I refer to as screens. The debate includes calling them screens, =
dialogs, and windows. What is the norm or proper term and are the three =
terms above the same?

IMO, "dialog [box]" and "window" are bona-fide software terms. They're universally recognized and accepted. "Screen," on the other hand, is ambiguous both in the context of a GUI (it's not an object per se) and in the tangible world (it's used interchangeably with "monitor" and "display").

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