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Re: Comments on W3C Manual of Style

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 07:21:07 -0600
Message-ID: <3BDD57C3.9CBE0902@w3.org>
To: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
CC: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, spec-prod@w3.org
Susan Lesch wrote:

> >  |      * Omit trailing slashes from visible URIs but include them
> >  |        in href attributes and link elements. This saves the
> >  |        machine from having to make an extra round trip and the
> >  |        reader will be free of excessive punctuation.
> >
> >  I don't like this one.

Indeed... it seems unwise...

> > If saving machine resources is a good thing, why
> >  should readers be educated to use the URI that doesn't? I think this is
> >  a disservice to the reader, /TR and /TR/ don't have to be the same
> >  thing, but W3C documents would imply otherwise.
> 
> For now, I left this as is, current W3C usage.

Current in what way? I wasn't aware of this rule.
Any idea where it came from?

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Monday, 29 October 2001 08:21:08 UTC

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