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Re: Review of 19 August Editor's Draft of SKOS Primer

From: Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:54:42 +0200
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Cc: Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>, SWD Working Group <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080820125442.GA588@octavius>

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 02:40:44PM +0200, Antoine Isaac wrote:
> >-- The plural of "KOS".  The draft used "KOSs" or just
> >   "KOS", as in "many existing KOS".  The Chicago Manual of
> >   Style recommends "KOS's".  "KOSes" would be possible. I have
> >   normalized everything to "KOS's" for now, though I don't
> >   really like the way it looks.  If the KOS community has an
> >   established way to pluralize KOS, I suggest we follow that.
> 
> I also don't like this apostrophe as well. Plus we're using URIs and not 
> URI's...
> Actually we could be saved by the W3C manual of style:
> http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#ref-PLURAL which cites 
> http://xml.coverpages.org/properSpellingForPluralOfDTD.html , itself 
> rather against the use of apostrophe ;-)
> 
> For the moment I'm gonna keep KOS's but that's just waiting for others 
> to confirm my understanding of the above references.

Chicago Manual of Style recommends adding the apostrophe only
when the acronym ends with "s"...:-) Still, I'm convinced -
"KOSs" is better.

Tom

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Tom Baker - tbaker@tbaker.de - baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de
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