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

From: Jason <jeacott@hardlight.com.au>
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 08:42:04 +1030
Message-ID: <457891B4.1000207@hardlight.com.au>
To: ebruchez@orbeon.com
CC: www-forms@w3.org

delphi also uses message meaning dialog or message, but then the .net 
designer is the same person.

Erik Bruchez wrote:
> 
> 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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