[html4all.org] changing definitions
rob at robburns.com
Thu Aug 23 05:11:57 PDT 2007
I've noticed recently that either Lachlan has changed the meaning of
the word use-case, or he always had a strange idea of what it was.
I know there are other examples where he's reusing the word use-case
to, I think, mean an example of use. Recently on IRC, he says
# [07:40] <Lachy> it's interesting how the entire list of use cases
given in the wiki, doesn't actually include any use cases. Just a
list of different disabilities that might benefit from it
Wikipedia define use-case as:
A use case is a technique used in software and systems engineering to
capture the functional requirements of a system. Use cases describe
the interaction between a primary actor—the initiator of the
interaction—and the system itself, represented as a sequence of
simple steps. Actors are something or someone which exist outside the
system under study, and who (or which) take part in a sequence of
activities in a dialogue with the system, to achieve some goal: they
may be end users, other systems, or hardware devices. Each use case
is a complete series of events, from the point of view of the actor.
Also on IRC, Hixie is cooking up some more damn-lies, er, I mean
statistics to show that we shouldn't have a longdesc attribute. But
don't worry, we don't just use statistics.
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