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Subject: RE: [bt-spec] BTP Issue 58 : Minor editorials

I've changed my mind on some of these.  On checking with Fowler's Modern English Usage, it says that i.e. should not be followed by a comma unless the sense requires one, to introduce a parenthesis for instance. Accordingly, I propose rejecting the minor editorials that change "i.e." to "i.e.,".  I don't believe any of them require a comma.
On e.g., Fowler says "italics, and a following comma" are unnecessary but not wrong. (It also says they should be reserved for footnotes or very concise writing - I assume this specification should be counted concise, even if it is long).  However, commas after e.g. look funny to me, so I propose rejecting the "e.g." to "e.g.," changes too.
-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Furniss [mailto:peter.furniss@choreology.com]
Sent: 09 November 2001 13:14
To: bt-spec@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: RE: [bt-spec] BTP Issue 58 : Minor editorials

Some of Mark's corrections were also picked up by Alex (issue 12) and Gordon (issue 14)
I propose we accept the editorials (leaving the items identified as separate issues for separate consideration), with the following variations:
line 434 : Gordon's text preferred
line 580 : prefer to make the text: "an Atomic Superior will apply the same decision to all of its Inferiors; a Cohesive Superior may apply confirm to some Inferiors and cancel to others" 
line 880: prefer Alex's text
line 910 : prefer to make it ".. to supply a new address or set of addresses to replace the old one." rather than " .. a new address(es) ...
 -----Original Message-----
From: BTP issues maintainer [mailto:peter.furniss@choreology.com]
Sent: 08 November 2001 15:15
To: bt-spec@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [bt-spec] BTP Issue 58 : Minor editorials

This issue has been added to the BTP issue list

BTP Issue 58 : Minor editorials

Submitter: Mark Little, HP
Category: minor editorial
Submitter's identification: #25
Word document (1.5Mb) is a marked up version of the spec. with several spelling mistakes and missing words. It also has many of the issues I've just sent you as comments, just in case. (issues now numbered 32 - 56, prf))


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