Icon name; task-passed-due

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Aug 2 11:26:26 PDT 2007

Rodney Dawes wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 10:34 -0700, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> Rodney Dawes wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2007-07-18 at 11:34 -0700, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>>>> I think that proper US English would be "past due"
>>>> Yes, the work 'passed' exists but it has a different use.  Normally used 
>>>> to indicate that a physical object has been passed: I passed the ball; I 
>>>> passed the car.  But, an account is: 'past due'.  This might be 
>>>> different in British English.
>>> Or, the time when a task is due, has passed.
>>>> And since "past due" is a single token, this should be:
>>>> 	task-past_due
>>> There is nothing in the spec requiring single tokens to be
>>> separated with the _ character. It is only stated as one of
>>> the allowed characters.
>> Correct.  The issue is that the spec says:
>> The dash "-" character is used to separate levels of specificity in icon 
>> names, for all contexts other than MimeTypes.
>> Does that mean that that is the *only* use of the dash.  I think that it 
>> should be, and that is the way that I read it -- if there is a dash in a 
>> non-MimeType name, then it indicates a separation of levels  of specificity.
> No. It does not say only anywhere in that statement in the spec. It is
> how you chose to read it, as you want it to be that way. It is used for
> both.

Correct.  Either way is OK with me, as long as I know which is meant.

However, I do note that code is not able to distinguish which use the 
dash is being used for and will always interpret it as a separation of 
levels of specificity.  I don't see that as a large issue, but it will 
make some icon searches longer.


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