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Re: OWL 2 SS&FSS spec. editorial errors, comments

From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 18:04:15 -0400
Message-ID: <760bcb2a0909241504g6dbe3d4bva5af59829843159a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Cc: Daniel Barclay <daniel@fgm.com>, public-owl-comments@w3.org
Acknowledged and satisfying. -Jonathan

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Ian Horrocks
<ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear Jonathan,
>
> Thank you for your comment
>
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-comments/2009Sep/0024.html>
> on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts.
>
> We have changed "side-effect" to "side effect" -- see [1].
>
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> Regards,
> Ian Horrocks
> on behalf of the W3C OWL Working Group
>
> [1]
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php?title=Syntax&diff=25870&oldid=25843
>
>
> On 16 Sep 2009, at 01:42, Jonathan Rees wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 6:57 PM, Ian
>> Horrocks<ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>> Regarding "side-effect", the hyphenated form is in the OED [2], so we
>>> didn't
>>> change it.
>>
>> I'm sorry, but this is just wrong, regardless of what the OED says.
>> Check any manual of style and you'll learn that while hyphens are used
>> to form compound adjectives and adverbs, they are not used for
>> compound nouns (or at least not since the 19th century). In this case
>> there are many lines of evidence that "side effect" is correct. I
>> suggest you check the Wikipedia or US GPO manuals of style (both
>> online), or
>> http://sites.google.com/site/spellingguide/Home/the-hyphen-in-spelling-1
>> , for expositions of the general principle. For an indication of
>> prevailing practice see the Wikipedia entry for "side effect", or do a
>> Google search for "side effect".  An amusing example is
>> http://www.drugs.com/sfx/hyphen-hd-side-effects.html ...
>>
>> Jonathan
>>
>
>
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