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From Suresh Thalamati <suresh.thalam...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1376) File java/engine/org/apache/derby/loc/messages_en.properties - Message XSLAT.D
Date Tue, 06 Jun 2006 22:48:56 GMT
David Van Couvering (JIRA) wrote:
>     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1376?page=comments#action_12415060 ]

> 
> David Van Couvering commented on DERBY-1376:
> --------------------------------------------
> 
> I like Halley's recommendation, but I would suggest that providing the format Halley
suggests may be difficult given our current message framework (that is, provide a message
with multiple lines).  It might be sufficient to say
> 

I also like the Halley's recommendation. Another approach to help the 
users understand errors better might be to document the errors and 
explain in more deatail what would be possible causes/solutions for a 
particular error.


> Log directory {0} exists.   The directory may belong to another database.  Please make
sure the specified logDevice location is correct. 
> 

I like this one, it is more clear.



> (I do like to say "please", it doesn't hurt to be polite to our users).
> 
> Also, it would be helpful to say *where* you specify logDevice (e.g. "please make sure
the derby.foo.logDevice property is set to the correct location.")


I think additional explanation is not  really required. User will see 
this error only when the s/he uses the logDevice attribute on the URL.


Thanks
-suresh


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