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Re: Pubrules copyright boilerplate

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2008 11:59:54 +0000
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <1228305594.16562.41.camel@localhost>

On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 19:42 +1100, Cameron McCormack wrote:
> Hi Ian.
> One of the rules in pubrules is that the copyright information must
> use very particular markup.  I was wondering if this could be relaxed in
> two ways.

Hi Cameron,

> First, it would be good if I could use the “©” and “™” characters
> directly, instead of being forced to use the entities.

Sure. I believe the checker won't see the difference.

> Second, I would like my document to be valid HTML 5 as well as valid
> XHTML 1.0, and to that end I would like to be able to use <abbr> instead
> of <acronym> in that boilerplate, since <acronym> is not in HTML 5 (and
> since MIT is not strictly an acronym anyway).

Yes. I've updated pubrules and the checker accordingly.

 _ Ian

P.S. I believe ERCIM is an acronym, and MIT is in some languages
other than English, like French and Italian. But I may be wrong.

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
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