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[yast-devel] Enforcing okButton and cancelButton
  • From: Stefan Hundhammer <sh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 12:51:16 +0200
  • Message-id: <200809041251.17248.sh@xxxxxxx>
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=422612

This shows that there are cases where it is legitimate to have a pop-up dialog
with a ButtonBox with more than one button, but only an okButton and no
cancelButton:


...message...
<Countdown>

[Stop] [OK]


We (mschmidkunz + tgoettlicher + sh) thought that this is the one exception
from that rule; in general, all dialogs with more than one button should have
an okButton (for the regular end) and a cancelButton (as a safe escape).

Now locilka found one more exception:

...error...
[OK] [Details...]


Now I can't help that sinking feeling that there might be even more.
If there is a significant number of cases where it makes sense to not enforce
that sanity check (must have only one button or both okButton and
cancelButton), we have to get rid of that check. But I still think that it's
useful.

Who has more examples where it might be legitimate to have more than one
button, yet not both an okButton and a cancelButton?

Opinions?
Suggestions?


CU
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