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[whatwg] A few editing suggestions for the HTML5 spec

From: Peter Kasting <pkasting@google.com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 21:38:34 -0700
Message-ID: <d62cf1d10805062138r3013cc7cgb59e251dc61497b2@mail.gmail.com>
On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Sat, 14 Apr 2007, Geoffrey Garen wrote:
> >
> > 1.4
> > "when not qualified to explicitly refer"
> > when not qualified explicitly to refer
> > (split infinitive)
>
> I prefer the current text.


How about "when not qualified to refer explicitly" ?


> > 3.3.3.1
> >
> > "For instance, the script elements is allowed inside head elements"
> > For instance, the script element is allowed inside the head element
> > (typo)
>
> I don't understand the mistake.


Noun/verb plurality agreement error.  "elements is allowed" should either be
"element is allowed" or "elements are allowed".


> > 8.2.1
> > "do not have to actually create a DOM Document object"
> > do not actually have to create a DOM Document object
> > (split infinitive)
>
> I prefer the split version.


FWIW I prefer the non-split version as well.  But I am a grammar Nazi :)

PK
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