[oXygen-user] What is better: bold the names or bold the values?

Andrew Welch
Fri Jan 23 13:41:06 CST 2009

well, that's exactly how Netbeans does it - the name goes bold when
you edit the value.

(I would say taking inspiration from Netbeans when its come to the
interface is always a good idea :)

2009/1/23 Lars Huttar <>:
> On 1/23/2009 12:06 PM, Paul Ryan wrote:
>> I prefer the bolding of values because that is the thing your modifying. Bolding of the name implies something special about that name which is not the case here.
> George, I was going to disagree with Paul but, having looked back more
> carefully at what distinction the bold is intended to indicate, I would
> come down tentatively on the side of bolding the values. As I understand
> your question, the distinction you're drawing with regard to attributes
> is not intrinsic to those attributes, but is totally dependent on
> whether the user has entered a value in that instance. Am I right? In
> that case I think the distinction is a distinction of value, not of the
> attributes themselves, so it would make more sense to bold the value.
> (Or both.)
> My 2 cents...
> Thanks for asking.
> Lars

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