I'm in the process of creating the "Delete" and "Save"
confirmations for a web app. In most cases, I prefer to label
buttons according to the action being performed. But in this case, in
order to answer the question being posed, it seems as though I should
be using "Yes" and "No" buttons.
DELETE: "Are you sure you want to permanently delete your
- [Yes] = delete and return to page
- [No] = skip deletion and return to page
SAVE: "You are navigating away from the page. Would you like to save
your changes before proceeding?"
- [Yes] = save changes and proceed to selected page
- [No] = won't save changes and proceed to selected page
- [Cancel] = won't save changes and return to original page
Would it make sense to replace "Yes" with "Delete" and "Save"
respectively so that the user knows exactly what action will occur,
even though it's not correctly answering the question?
Does anyone know of any reference/s discussing proper verbiage for