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Re: [offlist] Typo in 5.12.2 The :first-letter pseudo-element

From: R.J.Koppes <rikkert@rikkertkoppes.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 19:45:48 +0200
Message-ID: <003801c55007$f132ab30$0401a8c0@s446964>
To: "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: "Ognyan Kulev" <ogi@fmi.uni-sofia.bg>, "Adam Kuehn" <akuehn@nc.rr.com>, <www-style@w3.org>

Now try searching for the word in except for the tld's .com and .uk (2K5
hits)

I still think that the word is not very common to authors and readers who do
not speak english as their primary language.

Rikkert Koppes
www.rikkertkoppes.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: "R.J.Koppes" <rikkert@rikkertkoppes.com>
Cc: "Ognyan Kulev" <ogi@fmi.uni-sofia.bg>; "Adam Kuehn" <akuehn@nc.rr.com>;
<www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: [offlist] Typo in 5.12.2 The :first-letter pseudo-element


>
> I can't agree that it's not a very common word :
> Google find over 19K2 hits for "abuts" in the
> UK alone, and 0,25M world-wide.  Of the early
> hits, apart from those that refer to the definition
> of the word itself, the remainder all clearly
> indicate that it is in fairly common usage when
> discussing property or land.  Refining the search
> to "abuts" and "typography" reduces the hits to
> circa 450 but there are certainly instances not
> entirely disimilar to the spec. originally referred
> to :
>
> 'the last letter of the name abuts the 3/16". margin'
>
> Philip Taylor
> --------
> R.J.Koppes wrote:
>
>  > I do agree it's not a very common word, so maybe replace it just to
avoid
>  > confusion?
>
>
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