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XForms PR 1.0 - 2 Inappropriate Anthropomorphism

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 04:12:11 EDT
Message-ID: <a6.3c233df3.2c8307db@aol.com>
To: www-forms-editor@w3.org
In chapter 2 of the PR it is stated, "HTML Forms have formed the backbone of 
e-commerce revolution, and having shown their worth, have also indicated 
numerous ways they could be improved.".

This is, in my view, an inappropriate anthropomorphism. HTML forms have no 
functionality to indicate any such abstract situation.

The human beings who identified potential improvements could be identified 
or, if the passive voice is preferred, the sentence might be redrafted along the 
lines of, "HTML Forms have formed the backbone of the e-commerce revolution. 
However several ways in which they could be improved have been identified.". 
That would be more precise than the current drafting.

Andrew Watt
XHTML 2.0 - The W3C Leading the Web to its full potential ... to implement 
yesterday's technology tomorrow
Received on Sunday, 31 August 2003 04:12:16 UTC

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