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Re: [csswg-drafts] Informal spellings in specifications (#5850)

From: Chris Lilley via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 12:59:27 +0000
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> But I feel strongly that the "silent gh" needs to
die in English, and no longer spell words with it when I can help it.

CSS specifications are an unsuitable venue to promote _possible future spelling reforms_.

> since reading W3C specifications represent a significant percentage of my exposure to English, in the absence of contradicting information, I tend to assume that whatever is common in such documents is "normal written English"

Yes, that is the normalizing, language activism part.

> a technical spec isn't the place to try and move the needle on not-yet-standardard spellings

I agree. If the intent is to build up a body of published work which can then be pointed to as evidence of usage, this can be easily accomplished by personal blogs and the like.

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