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Re: Personal pronouns in specifications

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 19:02:20 -0800
Message-Id: <v04210103b543bac79bf5@[]>
To: "Martin J. Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org
Hello, Martin,

Thank you for your enlightening comments [1]. It will be hard to 
persuade some editors. For example in English, "we" (except 
"editorial *we*" which is discouraged [2]) is considered good usage 
when speaking for an organization. Please allow me one final 
question. Since W3C uses English for all of its specifications, would 
it not be the translator's role to remove pronouns?

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-international/2000AprJun/0058.html
[2] Sabin, William A., _The Gregg Reference Manual,_ 9th ed., 
Glencoe/McGraw Hill, 2001, p. 262

Susan Lesch
Intern, W3C
Received on Saturday, 13 May 2000 22:02:35 UTC

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