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XML schema draft comments: pt.0 2.2.3 apostrophes in plural

From: Daniel Barclay <daniel@fgm.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 14:09:43 -0400
Message-ID: <40D32FE7.6090300@fgm.com>
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org

Regarding the draft at
http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/PER-xmlschema-0-20040318/:


Section 2.2.3 says:

   Some of these simple types, such as string  and decimal, are
   built in to XML Schema, while others are derived from the built-in's.

Plurals don't use apostrophes except in special cases (e.g., "How
many a's are in "aadvark"?).

There are several occurrences of this error.  Search for:
- "built-in's"
- "NMTOKEN's" (since the "s" is lowercase one can differentiate
   that from type NMTOKENS)
- "myInteger's" (this might be a valid special case since nothing
    else (except the font) differentiates type "myIntegers" from
    some plural of type "myInteger"; however, rewording
    it to "myInteger values" would probably be clearer)
- "DTD's"




Daniel
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