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Re: lynx-dev Do we need different strings per default [Y]

From: brian j. pardy
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Do we need different strings per default [Y]
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 14:14:02 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 20 Nov 1998, Al Gilman wrote:

> There is a significant loss of information.  The content of the
> [] is customarily the default you will get if you simply hit
> <ENTER>.  Given that this is the tradition of command-line
> dialogs, it is dangerous to give users a
>       Really exit? [Y/N] 
> prompt _if_ there _is_ a default that will happen for a string
> other than Y*, y*, N*, or n*.  The [Y/N] cue should only be
> used for situations where a clear Yes or No response is required
> and there is no default bound to <ENTER> or <spacebar>.
> Or, in the old days that's what it used to mean, if I can remember.

How about having "Really exit?" as a gettext()'able string, with the
function asking for user input appending '[Y/n]' or '[y/N]' as the
case may be, with the capitalized letter being the default?

(And possibly localizing {y,n}, if it needs to go that far...)

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