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RE: [closed] Re: Editorial comment on PR draft

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 10:44:19 -0500
To: "'Elliotte Harold'" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, "'Norman Walsh'" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: <public-xml-id@w3.org>
Message-ID: <HQ-EX3FE2C88dYqQeZn00019cf3@HQ-EX3FE2.ptcnet.ptc.com>

I replied to Norm privately just suggesting he
delete the semi-colon.  Both Elliotte's suggested
re-punctuation and mine are grammatically acceptable
(and the preference depends on whether you are a
punctuation minimalist or not).  Some would suggest
deleting the "and" now following the semi-colon in 
Elliotte's wording.

I'm happy with allowing the editor to choose from
among those options.

paul 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-xml-id-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-xml-id-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Elliotte Harold
> Sent: Tuesday, 2005 September 06 10:36
> To: Norman Walsh
> Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [closed] Re: Editorial comment on PR draft
> 
> 
> Norman Walsh wrote:
> 
> > <p>Declarations in either the internal or external DTD subset of an
> > XML document can declare attributes to be of type ID. However,
> > processing the external DTD subset is optional for conformant XML
> > processors, and some specifications, notably <bibref ref="SOAP"/>,
> > forbid DTDs completely; leaving no guarantee that all 
> consumers of the
> > XML document will be able to successfully recognize the 
> identifiers.</p>
> >
> 
> Thanks. There's still a minor grammatical error here. The 
> semicolons are 
> wrongly placed in the sentence
> 
> However, processing the external DTD subset is optional for 
> conformant 
> XML processors, and some specifications, notably <bibref 
> ref="SOAP"/>, 
> forbid DTDs completely; leaving no guarantee that all 
> consumers of the 
> XML document will be able to successfully recognize the identifiers.
> 
> This sentence should read:
> 
> However, processing the external DTD subset is optional for 
> conformant 
> XML processors; and some specifications, notably <bibref 
> ref="SOAP"/>, 
> forbid DTDs completely, leaving no guarantee that all 
> consumers of the 
> XML document will be able to successfully recognize the identifiers.
> 
> That is, put a semicolon after "XML processors" and change 
> the semicolon 
> before "leaving" to a comma.
> 
> 
> -- 
> ?Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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> 
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