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From: Ishida, Richard <Richard.Ishida@gbr.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 18:42:41 +0100
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The Manual of Style includes the following example:

... as is done for the 'page' property of CSS2 ([CSS2], section 13.3.2).

The question recently arose, should be parens be used when there is no "...
section 13.3.2"? (They are not used by the Manual of Style).

... as applications of XML 1.0 [XML].


... as applications of XML 1.0 ([XML]).  

The above being different from:

for specifications such as [XML 1.0] and [CSS2]. 
(I prefer no parens).

Richard Ishida
Globalisation Consultant,
International Document & User Interface Design
tel: +44 1707 353395 (Voicemail always available)
Received on Friday, 12 October 2001 13:42:55 UTC

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