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Subject:Re: Error messages From:Virginia Day <Virginia_Day -at- DATACARD -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 13 Feb 1998 07:58:30 -0600
O'Reilly has recently published "Developing Windows Error Messages:
Error Messages that Communicate" by Ben Ezzell. I have not read the
book, but the description in O'Reilly's online catalog (www.ora.com)
sounds like it's accurate--messages "notify,,,clearly explain the
error, and most importantly offer a solution to the error." I think
these guidelines apply to any platform, not just Windows.
Microsoft also has online information about writing messages in their
web site's tech support area.