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[whatwg] Suggested changes to Web Forms 2.0, 2004-07-01 working

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 18:09:34 +0200
Message-ID: <40EEC33E.40407@inkedblade.net>
Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> 
>>>>>*   Ease of authoring for authors with limited knowledge
>>>>>    about XML, data models, etc, but familiar with
>>>>>    commonly used languages such as HTML and ECMAScript.
>>>>
>>>>5.  Error: Mismatched tense. Either:
>>>>     *   "with limited" --> "who have limited" and
>>>>         "but familiar" --> "but who are familiar"
>>>>     *   "familiar with" --> "good knowledge of"
>>>
>>>Disagree.
>>
>>To me it expands as:
>>
>>>(1) authors with limited knowledge about XML ...
>>>but who are also
>>>(2) authors with familiar with commonly used languages ...
>>
>>and the latter doesn't make sense. But I can't explain why "with"
>>attaches itself to "authors" so tightly. Oh well.
> 
> For me it expands to:
> 
>  *   Ease of authoring for authors
>       (a) with limited knowledge about XML, data
>           models, etc,
>      but
>       (b) familiar with commonly used languages
>           such as HTML and ECMAScript.
> 
> ...which makes sense to me...

Technically correct, I think, but it is a bit awkward
because the "who are" is implied in the second bit but
not the first.

Does

  Ease of authoring for authors who are familiar with
  commonly used languages such as HTML and ECMAScript
  but have limited knowledge about XML, data models, etc.

satisfy both of you?

~fantasai

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