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VISS and VIAS language guidance

From: Gunnar Andersson <gandersson@genivi.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:30:49 +0200
Message-ID: <1502728249.26251.114.camel@genivi.org>
To: public-autowebplatform <public-autowebplatform@w3.org>
Cc: ted@w3c.org, Paul Boyes <Paul.Boyes@inrix.com>, Rudi Streif at JLR <rstreif@jaguarlandrover.com>, 이원석 <wonsuk.lee@etri.re.kr>

Hello all

As requested I've looked at the Editor's Draft versions of VISS and VIAS
specifications.  On a quick read through they mostly look good and I'm not
sure I'm deep enough into it, to not miss if there are some technical
inconsistencies remaining, but that's a good sign for the Draft status I
suppose.

At least a few spelling/language issues were remaining that I could find
during a read through.   A pull-request sent on the most obvious ones [1].

But then, I wanted to ask you about policy.  After fixing the clearly needed
things I could see some inconsistency in the language used in the two
specifications - primarily the English vs. American spelling of words.  

Do you have a policy for that?  If the policy is American English, as it
often is in many projects, does that mean you want to go in and change every
behaviour/behavior, colour/color, and so on?

Also, the preference for Z or S, organize/organise and many similar words. 
Despite that American English is dominating almost everything I read (and
write), as a European at least for me the usage of Z almost looks
exaggerated if it is applied in th most basic instances.  So it makes me
uncertain.  What I mean is, for some words I find myself preferring the S
spelling, whereas in other cases the Z spelling feels very natural to me. 
That's not being consistent however.  ;-)  Maybe consistency within one
specification is enough?

Before we start nitpicking, could you give some guidance about the policies,
and how diligently you would like this pursued?

Thanks,
- Gunnar

[1] https://https://github.com/w3c/automotive/pull/225github.com/w3c/automotive/pull/225

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Gunnar Andersson <gandersson@genivi.org>
Development Lead
GENIVI Alliance
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