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Re: draft-duerst-iri-09.txt grammar problem

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 15:16:56 +0900
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To: Daniel Barclay <daniel@fgm.com>, public-iri@w3.org
Cc: Ted Hardie <hardie@qualcomm.com>

Hello Daniel,

Many thanks for your comments. I have made this issue replace-with-44
(http://www.w3.org/International/iri-edit#replace-with-44), made the
changes you proposed, and closed the issue.

Regards,     Martin.

At 14:49 04/08/18 -0400, Daniel Barclay wrote:

>The document at
>in section 3.1, says:
>    2.3) Replace the original character by the resulting character
>         sequence (i.e.  a sequence of %HH triplets).
>That "replace ... by " should be "replace ... with."
>("By" fits only when the verb in is the passive voice, as in "A is
>replaced by B" (meaning B replaces A (_with_ itself)).  Since the
>imperative verb specifies that the reader replace A with B, "with"
>must be used.
>Alternatively, notice that:
>- B can replace A,
>- A can be replaced _by_ B, and
>- One can replace A _with_ B,
>- but one can't "replace A by B"
>(Oh--also, the "i.e." should be followed by a comma.)
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