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Re: Being pedantic: common typo in specs

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 09:34:37 -0600
To: Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1178724877.18721.48.camel@localhost>
Hi Mike,

Yes, that seems to be a common spelling error. Unfortunately, our policy
at W3C is that we don't touch published documents (for historical
purposes), even with all their bugs. We encourage editors to correct
mistakes in later drafts. 

We do have spelling tools available to editors, but sometimes typos
slip through.

Thanks for letting us know,

 _ Ian

On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 09:30 -0600, Mike Brown wrote:
> I've been seeing "superceded" on a number of W3C pages. The correct spelling
> is "superseded".
> 
> Please see http://www.google.com/search?q=superceded+site%3Awww.w3.org%2FTR
> which currently returns 59 results.
> 
> In particular, the 2 occurrences on http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr/ are especially
> grating :) ... any chance you could clean this up?
> 
> Thanks
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Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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