Re: 'About' versus 'About...'

On Thu, Jul 09, 1998 at 11:25:30AM -0700, Justin Ross wrote:
> I'm not sure you need to put your foot there.  I seem to recall from 
> perusing the Interface Hall of Shame or some such site that the '...' 
> means 'more info needed' or in other words 'further user interaction 
> required'.  So, if 'About Communicator' calls up an about screen but 
> prompts me for nothing, then it should be as it is: without the '...'.
> Perhaps the style guide needs tweaking in this.

I thought '...' means that there is a dialog involved not just an immediate
action ... in fact about box REQUIRES user interaction ... it's an "ok"
dialog and thus requires to be closed ...

I'd say anything that brings up a "dialog" should have '...' and anything
that does an immediate function shouldn't ...

that's the way I always thought of it at least


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