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US spelling serialization (sic)

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 11:37:41 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020103113336.00a7f350@joy.songbird.com>
To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 06:03 PM 12/16/01 +0100, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>I note that Dave switched my attempt at US spelling
>   "serialization" to "serialisation"

A little known fact, even among Brits, is that z-spelling is the Oxford 
English preferred form for many words of this form.

 From my online Concise English Dictionary:

serialize // v.tr. (also -ise)
1 publish or produce in instalments.
2 arrange in a series.
3 Mus. compose according to a serial technique.
serialization // n.

#g   (who's wife is a scientific journal sub-editor)
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At 06:03 PM 12/16/01 +0100, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>I note that Dave switched my attempt at US spelling
>   "serialization" to "serialisation"
>http://cvs.ilrt.org/cvsweb/redland/rdfcore/syntax/index.html.diff?r1=1.137&r
>2=1.133
>
>two questions:
>1: what is the correct US spelling of this word?
>2: should W3C recs be in en-US or is en-GB acceptable?

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