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Re: Typo in XHTML1.0 draft

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 18:07:50 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.9912021806160.864-100000@OEMCOMPUTER>
On Fri, 26 Nov 1999, Tim Bray wrote:

> In Section 1.2 it says:
> 
> "XML is the shorthand for Extensible Markup Language, and is
> an acronym of eXtensible Markup Language [XML]."
> 
> The second half is wrong.  XML has never been claimed to be an
> acronym, (an abbreviation, yes, but the difference is material)
> and in particular, the X stands for the first syllable of
> "Extensible", not its second letter. "eXtensible" is simply a
> vile misspelling that shouldn't be propagated.
 
Thanks for spotting this. We will make sure it is dealt with in
the next revision to the draft.

Regards,

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