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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 17:22:57 +0100
Message-Id: <15204B67-9809-4577-B464-E3898B0B5F31@gmail.com>
Cc: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>, "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, public-html@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
To: tina@greytower.net

On 4 May 2007, at 17:16, Tina Holmboe wrote:

>
> On  4 May, Jeff Schiller wrote:
>
>>>> Would you rather have a library:
>>>>
>>>> a) full of books written by anyone which may include some
>>>> grammatical errors
>>>> or
>>>> b) contain only books written by people who can write 100%
>>>> grammatically correct English
>>>
>>> (b).  There is nothing worse than reading grammatically incorrect
>>> prose.
>>>
>>
>> "(b)." is not a valid sentence.  Yoink, your email has been removed
>> from my library... ;)
>
>   In regards to (a) above, certainly. Why else would publishers spent
>   quite abit of resources making sure that books are as grammatically
>   correct as possible?
>
>   Could it be that actually /following/ agreed on protocols of
>   communication makes communication /easier/?
>
>   Personally I'd rather have one well-written book in grammatically
>   correct English than a thousand and one I couldn't make heads or  
> tail
>   of.
>
>   But that's just me.

it certainly isn't just you.

I'm sure we are all aware that grammatical errors in texts /can/  
completely mislead a reader unintentionally.

G
Received on Friday, 4 May 2007 16:23:38 UTC

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