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RE: Cool titles don't change

From: Hurley, Oisin <oisin.hurley@iona.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 07:10:04 -0000
Message-ID: <975FABE12685EB48B1560454DF532636B9DC80@emea-ems1.IONAGLOBAL.COM>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Misha Wolf [mailto:Misha.Wolf@reuters.com]
>Sent: 27 November 2002 16:12
>To: www-tag@w3.org
>Subject: Cool titles don't change
>
>
>
>Section:
>   7.2. Non-Normative References
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/#informative
>of:
>   Architecture of the World Wide Web
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/
>has an entry for:
>   "Cool URI's don't change" T. Berners-Lee, W3C, 1998 
>   Available at http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI.
>
>Two aspects concern me:
>
>1.  The document in question is titled:
>       Cool URIs don't change
>    not:
>       Cool URI's don't change
>
>2.  English plurals don't use apostrophes.  If they did, 
>    we would write:
>       apple's and pear's
>    rather than:
>       apples and pears
>
>Misha


A quick trawl of the public resources indicates that while
indeed English plurals don't currently use apostrophes (although
they used to, see [1]), using an apostrophe to indicate the
plural of an acronym is an accepted practice albeit possibly
a declining one.

 --oh

[1] http://www.xrefer.com/entry.jsp?xrefid=441020&secid
Received on Thursday, 28 November 2002 02:10:06 GMT

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