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[Bug 6763] New: Inconsistent use of American and British English

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Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 08:15:58 +0000
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           Summary: Inconsistent use of American and British English
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: Spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: jens@meiert.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

(Apologies for not searching W3C Bugzilla for duplicates.)

The spec draft currently uses both American and British English. While I’m
not a 100 % sure if W3C documents aren’t and shouldn’t be usually written
in American English anyway, making this consistent would definitely be helpful.

In case we’d like to default to American English, here’s a list of words in
the spec that seem to be of British origin:

* behaviour
* categorise/categorised
* colour/coloured
* emphasised
* favour
* favourite
* flavours
* honour
* optimise
* recognise/recognised
* serialise/serialisation
* tokeniser

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