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Re: [SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: Grammatical errors

From: Andrew Shellshear <Andrew.Shellshear@cisra.canon.com.au>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 17:55:25 +1100
Message-ID: <43B4D9DD.2090702@cisra.canon.com.au>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:

>The SVG Tiny 1.2 specification is quite hard to read, mostly because of 
>grammatical errors and poor English. For instance, in section 11.5 one 
>finds the following sentent:
>
                         ^ funny!

> "Normally stroking involves calculating 
>stroke outline of the shape's path in current user space and filling that 
>outline with the stroke paint (color or gradient)."
>
I don't think it's *that* bad.  Can you suggest an alternative, please?

> As others have pointed 
>out, there are also a large number of typos.
>  
>
There were certainly a couple of typos, but I didn't think there were 
very many.
Did you catch any others?

>As a W3C member it is quite embarrassing to see such text in a last call 
>draft.
>
>Please conduct a thorough proof-reading of the specification to correct 
>the grammar and any typos.
>  
>
We've already done so, and we're sorry we missed a couple.  However, I 
don't think the typos and grammar mistakes quoted so far are unusual for 
a document of this size and nature, and I don't think it's an embarrassment.

Andrew.
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