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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Navigation in allergy manager

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Navigation in allergy manager
Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 11:41:27 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 01:28:43PM -0700, Jim Busser wrote:

> i agree that Cancel implies aborting, even though the distinction is  
> usually not respected in softwares.
> Any of Dismiss or Close or Exit may serve better *unless* this widget  
> were "called" as part of a multi-step procedure... if it were helpful  
> to be able to abort such a process, and the widget could be aware,  
> then the button could display a contextually-appropriate value (like  
> "Cancel"). The challenge here might be the method of reliably  
> returning the user to a suitable level in the "abort" hierarchy.
That analysis is correct.

> But until such time as we may have contextually-defined buttons,  
We already do ;-)

> would either "Close" or "Exit" be better-understood -- by more people  
> -- than Dismiss?
Likely so, I'll rename our Dismissals to Closures ...

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