W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > spec-prod@w3.org > October to December 2004

Re: Square-bracket output of Definition in specs is bogus

From: Eve L. Maler <Eve.Maler@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 17:29:58 -0500
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: spec-prod@w3.org
Message-id: <41B8D1E6.5000705@sun.com>

Aha! :-)  I seem to recall arguing against it while copyediting the 
spec, partly because brackets are the wrong signal but mostly because 
the inline style encourages bad formal definition-writing.

	Eve

Tim Bray wrote:
> 
> On Dec 8, 2004, at 3:06 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 
>> So does any other mark-up, such as boxes or glossaries or sections
>> (as in the IEEE example I sent), but the others leave the in-line text
>> as-is (making just the term bold) so that they do not interfere with
>> the text surrounding the definition -- the definitions are then collected
>> and repeated automatically in a box, glossary, or Definitions section.
> 
> 
> Speaking as the <blush> inventor of the current typographical usage, I 
> think Roy's right. -Tim
> 
> 
> 

-- 
Eve Maler                                        +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems                            cell +1 781 354 9441
Web Products, Technologies, and Standards    eve.maler @ sun.com
Received on Thursday, 9 December 2004 22:29:13 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Saturday, 10 March 2012 06:19:13 GMT