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[closed] Re: Slight Grammatical Error

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 15:25:33 -0400
To: public-webarch-comments@w3.org
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/ Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> was heard to say:
| / Robert Uhl <ruhl@4dv.net> was heard to say:
| | In the first Story in Section 3.6, the plural 'they' is used to refer to
| | the singular 'owner.'  While the neuter plural does date back quite a
| | ways (I understand that even Shakespeare used it a few times), it's
| | generally considered _very_ poor practise.
|
| Indeed. An attempt on the editor's part to avoid gender bias or clumsy
| constructions like "she or he". Anyway, I've fixed it by repeating
| "the owner". :-)
|
| | Otherwise, a great document
| | which should be required reading for anyone who touches an information
| | system.
|
| Thanks.

Fixing the threading.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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