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Re: "number sign" in W3C Manual of Style

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 12:14:43 -0500
To: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Cc: Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>, spec-prod@w3.org
Message-Id: <1155230084.30621.571.camel@dirk.w3.org>

On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 10:02 -0700, Susan Lesch wrote:
> Thomas Baker wrote:
> > Section 12 of the Manual of Style says that "number sign"
> > should be preferred to "crosshatch" when referring to the 
> > symbol "#".
> > 
> > It may be worth noting that in the context of discussing
> > identifiers, e.g. in [2], this symbol is referred to as a
> > "hash".
> 
> Changed to:
> 
>   usually not pound sign, hash, crosshatch or octothorpe
>   but hash namespace in SKOS Core
> 
> Or is the use wider than SKOS?

It's called "hash" often in discussions of URIs and web
architecture.

The archive search shows 52 occurrences of "hash"
in the uri list and 4660 occurrences in all lists.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/
http://www.w3.org/Search/Mail/Public/search?type-index=uri&index-type=t&keywords=hash&search=Search
http://www.w3.org/Search/Mail/Public/search?type-index=uri&keywords=hash

Google counts 1,630,000 documents that match hash uri .
http://www.google.com/search?q=hash
+uri&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial

Remarkably, the webarch document and the tag issues
list don't call it anything; it's just written '#' every time.
 http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/#fragid
 http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/issues.html#httpRange-14


>  Maybe you will know a better way to describe
> the exception. Thank you.
> 
> > [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/
> > [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-swbp-vocab-pub-20060314/
> 
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