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Re: [CSS21] spelling of whitespace

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 18:39:28 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200804081839.29197.bert@w3.org>

On Tuesday 08 April 2008 13:52, Bert Bos wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 April 2008 10:20, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > Change "white space" to "whitespace" throughout.
> >
> > http://www.google.com/search?q=site:w3.org+inurl:TR/CSS21+%22white%
> >20 space%22 shows that at least
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/changes.html is affected. (Maybe that's
> > the only page.)
> >
> > (For what it's worth, both "white space" and "whitespace" are
> > correct, but the latter is used in CSS 2.0 and is used more
> > frequently in CSS 2.1.)
>
> On the other hand, the property is called 'white-space', so maybe
> it's more consistent to use "white space"...
>
> But it's true that "whitespace" occurs more often: 41 times against
> 10.
>
> I assume this is editorial and as I'm the editor, I've gone ahead and
> done it: changed 10 occurrences of "white space" and one occurrence
> of "white-space" (not referring to the property) to "whitespace".

W3C's manual of style[1] actually recommends "white space" in two words, 
so I've now changed all occurrences to that.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#Terms



Bert
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