User Data - The data that is entered by the user. Normally is a representation or measurement of something in the Real-World.
It normally isn't, but can be Meta Data, like if the user is allowed to define their own captions. In a sense. On one had I would say the user is becomming a developer and the Meta Data they are working with is no longer User Data, but OTOH it needs to be treated just like any other User Data: backed up, not overwritten by a software upgrade, given a UI appropiate to the user, etc.
Contributors: Carl Karsten
( Topic last updated: 2004.03.23 11:37:40 AM )