Here the functionality is related with web Site responses.

Now I'm looking for a sentence which would be preferable when,

ABC functionality was not working before, (Explanation of some work has been done to fix the functionality) and now is working fine or as expected?.

I studied this thread here. In my case though, ABC was not working, it is fixed and now it is working. Should I use fine here? Or something else you could suggest?

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    "As expected" is more precise than "fine". Also, when referring to a specific unit or part of a piece of software, "feature" or "function" might be less clunky than "functionality". For example: The "submit feedback" feature is now working as expected.
    – augurar
    Commented Feb 9, 2016 at 7:52
  • Ya. Had no idea about functionality because we kinda mention the feature itself. So thanks a lot! :) Commented Feb 9, 2016 at 8:40
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    Agree with @augurar. For software world, fine sounds a bit informal and perhaps vague.
    – k1eran
    Commented Feb 9, 2016 at 8:45

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I would prefer "...now is working as intended."

or "...now is working as designed."

The potential problem with as expected is that someone might expect it to fail.


To address your comment, I think that "as intended" and "as designed" are interchangeable in this context. However, you might use both words just to avoid the repetition of designed.

This menu was designed to do XYZ. For a time it was not fully functional. After the code was improved, the menu is now working as intended.

  • +1. "works as designed" is the standard phrase. Popular bug management tools have this option defined explicitly to close or defer tickets.
    – BiscuitBoy
    Commented Feb 9, 2016 at 13:27
  • OK. Now now is working as intended seems precise. Though I'm confused about now is working as designed. Designed always seems like related to visual-related stuff or something which is feature itself this menu is designed to do XYZ. That might look in the sentence like this menu was designed to this XYZ... and now is working as designed . English is not my native language. Does this statement sounds correct? Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 7:07
  • @Drag0nKn1ght: See my edited answer.
    – James
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 12:28
  • +1 for "... as intended". The others don't sound as good. If you want to use design, I'd prefer "... [the behaviour] now corresponds to the design". The "... works as designed" version works when talking about the code implementing the architecture, but is a tautology at the level of the programmer. There's also the option to simply truncate it to "... is now working (correctly)."
    – Lawrence
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 13:19

I would like either

The functionality is now as expected.


The web site is now woking as expected.

but not

The functionality is now working as expected.

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