UX Glossary

Syntax

The formatting rules that address the spelling of language components and the rules controlling how components should be combined. A syntax error occurs if you misspell a command, use inappropriate grammar, capitalization, etc. To reduce error, provide syntactic hints. Example of a syntactic hint: 'Enter search terms separated by AND, OR, NOT, and/or enclose terms in double quotes to specify your search.' 'All operators must be capitalized.


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