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[whatwg] [WF2] Typo in 2.9 The autocomplete attribute

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 00:16:58 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610120008140.21058@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Sun, 27 Aug 2006, dolphinling wrote:
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/web-forms-2/#the-autocomplete
> 
> | The autocomplete attribute applies to the text, password date-related,
> | time-related, numeric, email, and url controls.
> 
> There needs to be a comma after "password".

Fixed.


On Mon, 28 Aug 2006, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>
> dolphinling wrote:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/web-forms-2/#the-autocomplete
> > 
> > | The autocomplete attribute applies to the text, password date-related,
> > | time-related, numeric, email, and url controls.
> > 
> > There needs to be a comma after "password".
> 
> And no comma after email.

I disagree, but this is highly editorial, so... :-)


On Sun, 27 Aug 2006, dolphinling wrote:
> 
> Actually, I don't think it matters all that much, though I do think it 
> should be consistent. A bit of (quite possibly buggy) grepping shows the 
> oxford comma being used about 4 times as often as it's not, so it would 
> probably be easier to stay with it. Also, in something that needs to be 
> precise like a spec, it might be good to keep it.

I try to use it when I think it helps, but of course this is stylistic and 
I may have missed some cases (or there might be cases where it doesn't, 
IMHO, help matters).


> Also, I just realized I linked to the w3c version of the spec; the typo 
> is present in the whatwg-hosted one too.

Yeah they're the same (exactly byte for byte, except for the content up to 
and including the ToC).

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