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From "Jacques Le Roux" <jacques.le.r...@les7arts.com>
Subject Re: About issue: Clean up labels between order and ecommerce application (OFBIZ-1780)
Date Mon, 19 May 2008 17:10:09 GMT
I can't agree more. However this creative way of using labels is interesting. Else we will
have to create a new way for transversal 
reuse of forms if labels have to be changed...

I thought we should keep this discussion in dev ML, but maybe it's better to let a chance
to everybody to be aware...

Jacques

From: "David E Jones" <jonesde@hotwaxmedia.com>
> On May 19, 2008, at 8:56 AM, Adrian Crum wrote:
>
>> Jacques Le Roux wrote:
>>> From: "Bruno Busco" <bruno.busco@gmail.com>
>>>> I think that in order to keep things simple and maintaneable we  should avoid
>>>> that a label is overwritten in two different UiLabels files to  have a
>>>> different and more specific text.
>>>> If we do like this it will be an easy job to automatically check  for label
>>>> duplication.
>>> +1000, I totally agree : simple is beautiful. We don't need  complexity at this
level. Or someone has to explain me why...
>>
>> A good example is the Asset Maintenance component - which reuses  screens from the
Accounting component, but changes some 
>> terminology  so that it makes more sense to a maintenance person. In that case, 
the UI labels used in the Accounting component 
>> screens are redefined  in Asset Maintenance.
>
> This is an interesting use of label overriding, but I'm not sure I  like it... If the
meaning of some text somewhere is different 
> from the  meaning implied by the previously used label then my preference would  be to
see a different label.
>
> The labels are really meant for enabling translation and not so much  for overriding
text. They can certainly be used that way, 
> but if it  obfuscates meaning them over time it may make things more difficult to  understand
and maintain.
>
> That's just my thought though... either way I don't want to see us  paint ourselves into
a corner with something like this.
>
> -David


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