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RE: nr element

From: David Bindel <dbindel@austin.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 18:47:23 -0500
To: <www-html@w3.org>
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The button above 7 on my keyboard's number pad reads:

	Num
	Lock

This is standard in the US... I'm not sure how other places abbreviate
"number", but to me "num" makes more sense than "nr".

Just my $0.02,
David

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Christoph Päper
> Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 8:59 AM
> To: W3C List
> Subject: Re: nr element
> 
> 
> 
> Matt Fletcher:
> >
> > I noticed the XHTML 2 proposal hints on a "nr" tag to
> denote numerical
> > data. Am I missing something really dumb, or wouldn't it make more
> > sense to use "num" rather than "nr"?
> 
> "Nr." is the usual abbreviation of "Nummer" (="number") in
> German, my mother tongue. I didn't know a common one in 
> English, except "#".
> 
> When I first proposed that element
> (<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Aug/0313.html>),
> I said I wasn't sure about the best name, although I didn't list
"num",
> but "number", "nr", "no", "n" and "value". I somehow only used "nr" in
> the second approach
> (<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Nov/0110.html>).
> "Num" is just as good, maybe better.
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