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Re: Confusion about the Working Group

From: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 09:15:03 +0100
Message-Id: <9B2A2CD4-2FF2-4980-9841-024EDA7A6F62@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Cc: "W3C OWL Chairs" <team-owl-chairs@w3.org>, <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
I concur with your analysis: capitalise when used as a name (such as  
OWL Working Group), but don't capitalise otherwise.

However, I think that we have higher priorities at the moment -- so  
let's try not to forget this and add it to the list of minor  
editorial changes (references also come to mind) to work on after LC.

Ian


On 6 Apr 2009, at 16:53, Michael Schneider wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I just found that the "Acknowledgement" section, which is included  
> in all our documents, uses the term "working group" sometimes with  
> capital letters and sometimes not.
>
> [[
> [...]
> --> The working group
> also considered postponed issues from
> --> the WebOnt Working Group.
> This document has been produced by
> --> the OWL Working Group
> (see below), and its contents reflect extensive discussions within
> --> the Working Group
> as a whole.
> [...]
> The regular attendees at meetings of
> --> the OWL Working Group
> at the time of publication of this document were:
> ]]
>
> Maybe in the case of "OWL Working Group" and "WebOnt Working Group"  
> it is justified to use a capitalized form, since these can be  
> considered names. However, there are two cases where only "the [W|w] 
> orking [G|g]roup" is mentioned, once in capitalized form and once not.
>
> In order to resolve this issue, I suggest to schedule a half-an- 
> hour slot at our next TC to discuss in detail whether our working  
> group is GREAT or not. ;-)
>
> Cheers,
> Michael
>
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