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Re: Selectors: editorial section 3

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 12:20:35 -0500
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20051229172035.GA15330@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Thursday 2005-12-29 11:48 -0500, Elliotte Harold wrote:
> You can argue about the commas. The semicolon I'm sure of though, at 
> least for U.S. English. When either of the two independent clauses 
> joined by a conjunction contains a comma, a semicolon must be used 
> before the coordinate conjunction.

I strongly disagree.  So do Strunk & White, in The Elements of Style,
3rd Edition, Chapter 1, Rules 4 and 5.  See especially, in Rule 5:

# If a conjunction is inserted, the proper mark is a comma.  (Rule 4.)

-David

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L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation

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