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Re: Oxford comma in altlocs rendering

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 03 Sep 2002 16:12:50 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: spec-prod@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bd6rvumx9.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>

Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM> writes:

> / ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson) was heard to say:
> | I register a _very_ minor quibble with the way the altlocs list is
> | rendered.  I find  "a, b, and c" very odd, particularly when the list
> | members are short, as in "XML, Schema, and DTD".  I much prefer "a, b and c",
> | i.e. "XML, Schema and DTD".
> Like Tim and Michael, I prefer the Oxford style, but never let it be
> said I tried to coerce you :-)

Thanks for your gracious response.

I had already done something similar.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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