On 7/2/07, Phil Boswell wrote:
Actually I prefer the icons, because they provide
a consistency which you
simply cannot get with text.
Also a lack of comprehensibility, especially cross-culturally. Icons
are much more abstract than a word, and in particular they're more
context-sensitive: a pen or eraser or anything else you can think of
could just as easily be taken as "comment on this" or "make a personal
note" or "write a message to the authors". Unless you're really
exceptionally clever, perhaps, but with no offense to participants in
making a UniversalWikiEditButton, nobody seems to have been quite that
Not if the very same icon is with the text "edit" on the upper tab (and
it will also have a title="Edit this section" ).