menthos at menthos.com
Thu Nov 20 01:34:52 EET 2003
ons 2003-11-19 klockan 17.43 skrev Thomas Leonard:
> > > > <mime-type type="inode/directory">
> > > > - <_comment>Directory</_comment>
> > > > + <_comment>directory</_comment>
> > >
> > > Should probably be "folder".
> > Right. You rock (again and again)! :)
> The GNOME word list says:
> "Folder: A representation of a directory in a graphical program. Use the
> term folder when you document programs that use folder icons to represent
Yes, I'm very well aware of that definition. And the shared-mime-info
descriptions will almost exclusively be used together with all the
wizbang GUI magic that represents physical filesystem directories, so
the term "folder" is correct here, as this will be the graphical
representation of the directories.
> Looks like 'directory' would be more correct, since we're talking about
> the thing rather than its representation (KDE may be different; ROX and
> most other Unix stuff use 'directory').
Both KDE and GNOME use "folder" when talking about visual things that
are implemented in the filesystem as directories, in the spirit of the
very word list entry you quoted above, so "folder" is correct here.
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