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Re: [1.2T-LC] Comments and suggestions, mainly regarding the Linking section (ISSUE-2115)

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:01:13 -0400
Message-ID: <48F39AF9.2030509@w3.org>
To: Helder Magalhães <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>
CC: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>

Hi, Helder-

Helder Magalhães wrote (on 10/13/08 5:22 AM):
> 1. Usage of "formerly" in Author list [AUTHORS].
> (Sorry for explicitly referring to Doug Schepers but he was the author
> that made me realize this small incoherence.) For example, "Doug
> Schepers, W3C (formerly Vectoreal)". Does this mean that W3C was
> previously named Vectoreal or that Doug Shepers, currently working at
> W3C, has previously worked at Vectoreal? (This is just for
> illustration purposes, I'm convinced that I know the answer.) I'd
> suggest using "formerly of" (already found for some of the authors)
> where applicable.

By convention, this means that the person in question now works for the
company listed, but used to work for the parenthetical company or
companies during their tenure on the SVG WG.  If the company changed
names, we would say "Some Person, FooCo (previously known as BarCo)".

This ambiguity is a bug in English, not in the specification.  I am
unsure who you should file a comment with, but I'm pretty sure the LC
period for English is over.  I suggest that you raise the issue with
implementors of English, and perhaps it can be changed in English 2.0
(or whatever the next version is).  I will also raise an issue on the
pronunciation of numbers (e.g., 15 and 50), such that they are difficult
to distinguish and need constant clarification.

For consistency, I have removed the stray instance of "formerly of", in
hopes that this will clarify the matter.  Please let us know promptly if
this satisfies your comment.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Monday, 13 October 2008 19:01:22 UTC

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