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Re: Semantic shortcomings and typographical errors in the specification

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 21:05:19 +0000 (UTC)
To: Lucas Larson <Lucas@LucasLarson.net>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0904192059520.10339@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

Thanks for the feedback!

On Sun, 19 Apr 2009, Lucas Larson wrote:
>
> There are a few typographical errors and semantic shortcomings in the 
> HTML 5 specification:
> 
> 1. Uncommented instances of the word "versus" should be uniformly
> abbreviated and marked up thus:
> "<abbr title=versus>vs</abbr>." (In the 2009-04-19 edition, this would
> occur on lines 216, 1219, 14527 and 38168).

Why? It seems this abbreviation is well-known, so marking it up doesn't 
seem like it would gain us anything.


> 2. The word "judgment" is misspelled on line 1662.

This was fixed as part of the edits yesterday.


> 3. The word "Boolean" is an eponym and should be capitalized[1] where it
> is not part of an id or href attribute.
> [1] http://blogs.msdn.com/ericlippert/archive/2006/10/31/boolean-or-or-boolean-or.aspx

Interesting.

While this does appear to be the pedantically correct thing to do, it 
doesn't appear to be commonly done in W3C specifications or in most of the 
literature I skimmed, so I'm going to leave it lowercase.


> 4. The word "the" is unnecessarily repeated on lines 3935, 4981, 8752
> and 8755, and repeated twice on line 11467.
> 
> 5. The word "getting" is unnecessarily repeated on line 6536.
> 
> 6. The word "so" is unnecessarily repeated on line 8346.

These were fixed as part of the edits in response to Nicolas Gallagher 
earlier today.

Cheers,
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