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Re: Why "color"

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:28:05 +0100
To: Max Harmony <maxh@sdf.lonestar.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <uk6op4hh8pamp7n2gpq4r39fggf2loe8fh@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Max Harmony wrote:
>Why does CSS use the American spelling "color"? It was my impression
>that the W3C was an international organisation, so why not use the
>more common spelling "colour"?

It does not seem that the spelling is more common, and it is W3C policy
to write its technical reports in american english, and identifiers like
property names as a consequence usually follow that convention.
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