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Re: The message action is for messages, not arbitrary dialogs

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 13:42:27 -0800
Message-ID: <45788AC3.6030207@orbeon.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org

Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Erik Bruchez wrote:
> 
>> o I like explicit over implicit. If you say "message", you mean
>>   message. I don't know of any user interface framework that uses the
>>   term "message" to also mean "dialog".
>>
> 
> Google MessageBox. .NET, SWT, and ASP.NET all use this term instead of 
> DialogBox. Possibly they think of MessageBox as a restricted form of 
> DialogBox just for messages; i.e. an alert. I'm not sure, but certainly 
> the word message is sometimes used in place of the word dialog.

I stand corrected. Still, that's bad naming in all those cases IMO.

-Erik

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