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[Bug 10748] Second example snippet is incompatible with accompanying text

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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 15:37:34 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10748

Paul Henry <phh@phenry.org> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Paul Henry <phh@phenry.org> 2010-10-08 15:37:33 UTC ---
I apologize for not being more clear. The text I am talking about reads: "The
items in the snippet above are given in alphabetical order, but in the snippet
below they are given in order of the size of their current account balance in
2007, without changing the meaning of the document whatsoever". However, the
list itself is a list of countries, making the "account balance in 2007"
reference confusing. The spec does not mention account balances anywhere else,
which leads me to wonder if this sentence is an artifact of a different example
that used to be here.

To better fit the example, the sentence might be rewritten as "The items in the
snippet above are given in alphabetical order, but in the snippet below they
are given in the order in which the author first lived in each one, without
changing the meaning of the document whatsoever" (although then the list itself
would have to be reordered as in the first snippet under <ol>, for
consistency). Or a different rationale could be cited, e.g.: "...in the snippet
below they are given in a random order, without changing the meaning of the
document whatsoever."

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