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Re: Copy-editing Benefits

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2011 11:52:46 -0700
Message-ID: <20110902115246.43912pgrj6mqkav2@kcoyle.net>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Quoting Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>:

> I have made some copy-editing changes in the Benefits section [1].
> I am adding the following points to ConversionStyle [2]:
> -- "e.g.," and "i.e.," (_with_ comma)
> -- Avoid contractions: "don't" should be written: "do not"
> -- "websites" (lower case)
> -- Two spaces after a full stop:
>    "Sentence one.  Sentence two" - and NOT: "Sentence one. Sentence two."

Tom, not only is this not the norm today, the double spaces are not  
visible in HTML, which reduces all instances of multiple spaces to  
single in display.

> -- "cataloguing" (with a "u") - YES?


>     Adoption of mainstream Linked Data technology will give libraries a wider
>     choice in vendors while broadening the potential user base of their
>     platform beyond the library. The use of standard Linked Data formats will
>     also allow libraries to recruit from and interact with a larger pool of
>     developers.
> Rationale: I do not understand what was meant by "broadening the  
> user base (and
> thus capacity) of traditional library vendors."

Me, neither, but I think some folks feel that libraries would be able  
to make more use of technology from non-library vendors if their  
standards were less library specific. As an example, libraries are now  
using RFID tag technology. The tags they use are not specific to  
libraries, but integration of tag-reading software and hardware with  
library systems is probably quite different to the task of integrating  
the reading technology with, say, warehouse inventory systems. So even  
where we use the same hardware, our software needs are a burden to  
potential vendors. (Not to mention our jargon!)


  Does it actually mean to say
> that adoption of mainstream Linked Data technology will broaden the potential
> user base of their platform beyond the library?  If this is not the intended
> meaning, I suggest we _not_ revert to the old wording but come up  
> with a different,
> clearer, wording.
> Tom
> [1]  
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Benefits&diff=6065&oldid=6018
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/ConversionStyle

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