Re: Changing the button labels in a confirm box
- From: Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn <PointedEars@xxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 22:39:46 +0100
On Dec 2, 10:31 pm, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn <PointedE...@xxxxxx>
Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn wrote:
leosara...@xxxxxxxxx wrote:Sorry, I meant "OK" and the French equivalent of "Cancel" ("Annuler"?) of
I am writing a page in French and I need to create a confirm box, but IIt will be most certainly be "Oui" and "Non" in a French user agent (UA) by
want to change the labels of the buttons from "OK" and "Cancel" into
"Oui" and "Non".
I couldn't get access to a French browser, but if what you say is
true, then it adds another problem to confirm, because you don't know
anymore what the buttons will say when a user opens your page in
another part of the world. You could end up having something like
this: "Click OK to proceed or Cancel to review your order: <<OK>>
<<Annuler>>", which would leave the user wondering where is the
You would employ means to make sure that the message is in the same language
as the buttons, or not refer to the button captions at all, of course.
Obviously, there should be more control on confirm and, from what I
see here, there is no reason for it to be so restricted. So what are
the Browser designers waiting for?
Even more incompetent developers?
Anyone who slaps a 'this page is best viewed with Browser X' label on
a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web,
when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another
computer, another word processor, or another network. -- Tim Berners-Lee