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Re: About XHTML 2.0

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 07:21:54 -0400
To: "webmaster@eammm.com" <webmaster@eammm.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050521112154.GJ18952@homer.w3.org>

* webmaster@eammm.com <webmaster@eammm.com> [2005-05-18 23:21+0000]
> I was reading about the changes to be made in XHTML 2.0 and I do have 
> one suggestion:
> It says you're going to replace <hr /> with <seperator />, I think that 
> would waste too much time to type, and I suggest changing it to <sep />
> You get your point accross, but with less letters to type.
> This also helps those web designers that can't spell well, some people 
> might misspell "seperator" and get errors on their page.  "sep" is much 
> easier to remember and type (and spell).

I agree, since my first reaction to your mail was "oh, that's not how 
you spell 'separator'. Or is it? I'm not sure....". 
So then I looked in dictionary.com and found 
"1 entry found for seperator"  in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=separator has 4 entries though,
and http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-structural.html#sec_8.9. confirms 
it is 'separator'.

...also has a good number of people writing 'seperator'.

This could be really confusing I think...

<sep/> seems a good idea... (though conceptually seems close to 'div').

Perhaps <gap/> would work?

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