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RE: [i18n-html-tech] Some editorial comments

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 14:30:13 -0500
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20040225141102.07148c40@localhost>
To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, "'Bjoern Hoehrmann'" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>

At 12:41 04/02/25 +0000, Richard Ishida wrote:

> > No ampersands!
> >
> >   Headings like "Document structure & metadata" look odd, use "and"
> >   unless you really refer to the & character (like in XML character
> >   references).
>
>As a native speaker it doesn't look odd to me, and it makes for faster
>reading, so I'm not convinced on this one.

As a non-native speaker, I think "and" is definitely better.
I don't buy the 'faster reading' at all. But it may be slower
reading for people not very familiar with English. "&" is an
abbreviation, and I don't think abbreviations are a good thing
in a title.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Wednesday, 25 February 2004 15:41:15 UTC

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