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23:54 Jun 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase:Sicherheitsabfrage
what you get before you delete a file to make sure you really want to do it.
Explanation: I disagree with the chosen answer. "Confirmation message" is wrong. A "confirmation message" does not require input from the user. It's literally just a message (usually with just an OK button) i.e., it is INFORMATIVE.
A "confirmation prompt", on the other hand, is literlally ASKING the user ('Abfrage') whether they want to perform a certain operation. A "confirmation prompt" tyically has a "Yes" and a "No" button so that the user can respond to the prompt.
Good luck anyway.
10 years' experience translating German software into English
Steve Martin Germany Local time: 15:32 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 159