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Re: Wording on the validator site

From: Eric Anderson <anderson@cs.uoregon.edu>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 15:30:10 -0800
To: Liorean <liorean@user.bip.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030308153009.A3974@cs.uoregon.edu>


I hate to say "me too" but I will.  "Bookmarks" is a more vendor-neutral term,
with a lot more history to it.  I'd go with it.

Thus spake Liorean (liorean@user.bip.net):

> 
> On the validator site, there's a menu to the right, with among the 
> choses, "Favelets". Now, providing this is all good, I think, but why 
> not stick to the old reliable term "Bookmarklets"? For one, most 
> browsers calls it bookmarks, not favorites. In the real world, the term 
> favelet is almost unknown (see 
> <http://www.googlefight.com/cgi-bin/compare.pl?q1=bookmarklet&q2=favelet&B1=Make+a+fight%21&compare=1&langue=us>). 
>    Also, the page feels too much an excuse for Tantek to link to his site.
> 
> So, why not go with the name almost everyone uses, and call it 
> bookmarklets instead?
> 
> -- 
> liorean <mailto:liorean@user.bip.net>
> 
> ViewStyles, ViewScripts, ToggleStyles and GraphicsInfo bookmarklets and 
> Theme Switcher, Cookies Handler scripts:
> <http://liorean.web-graphics.com/>

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