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Re: Prompt vs Ask

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 09:51:50 -0400
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To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>, w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
I'm not sure about the exact context, but what about something like remind
(user to provide x), assist, notify (user of missing x), inform etc.


At 09:44 AM 10/21/99 -0400, Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>Since we're looking to avoid limiting implementation,
>I'd sugggest a global replacement: wherever we say
>Prompt user for ___
>we change "Prompt" to "Ask"
>Ask user ___
>I suggest this because in my mind at least having the document say
>prompt for x
>prompt for y
>prompt for z
>makes it seem like individual popups for each item: "prompt" has a
>connotation of time. "Ask" has less of that I think.  Hmmm.  Still not
>optimal... maybe someone else can think of a even better word.  I'm looking
>for something that just takes a few seconds of search and replace instead
>of rewording everything.
>Of course, I'm not asking to change A-Prompt to A-Ask!
>Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
>Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
>Department of Electrical Engineering
>Temple University
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