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Re: [Gnumed-devel] state of test results handling

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] state of test results handling
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 16:24:48 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 09:14:26PM -0700, James Busser wrote:

> In regard to the possibility of italics for technical abnormality, maybe 
> such visual emphasis should only be when there had not yet been any 
> review,
lack of review is signalled in addition to abnormality so
the presence of both brings about higher emphasis

> For reviewer-confirmed technical abnormalities, the asterisk (*) would 
> seem to give less emphasis, and to be less perpetually distracting, than 
> an exclamation (!).
An asterisk carries little meaning in itself, all it says is
"this is marked for some reason". How about a
single-character +/- symbol ?

> Maybe "!" would be useful for the small subset of tests where the  
> test-org had issued a *comment*
"Comment" means: the result cannot be fully displayed. Same
with alphanumeric results > 8 characters. This condition
(not fully displayed) is communicated with the ellipsis ...
right after the displayed result part.

>>   there is a FIXME to make the latter "+" or "-"
>>   depending on available range information
This remains a TODO.

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