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:
>>> 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
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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