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Subject: Re: [dita] Spec references to the solidus character

For myself I was trained at IBM to prefer "solidus" rather than "slash"
because of some slang associations with "slash" in British English. I was
not aware that there was in fact a separate solidus character in Unicode.

Given that the I would think that correcting "solidus" to "slash" would be
appropriate if there is any chance of people taking the spec to literally
mean the Unicode solidus character.

If it's not possible to correct this sort of non-substantive typo before
final publication then I would agree it should be an erratum.



On 10/27/10 12:53 PM, "Su-Laine Yeo" <su-laine.yeo@justsystems.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> In a few places, the DITA 1.2 spec refers to a "solidus" character. E.g.
> "For references to non-topic elements within topics and non-topicref
> elements within maps, the value of the @keyref attribute is a key name,
> a solidus ("/"), and the ID of the target element."
> I believe what is meant here is a "forward slash", not a solidus which
> is a different character and doesn't work in file paths.
> See:
> - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solidus_(punctuation)
> - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_(punctuation)
> Is this a big enough problem to require an erratum to the spec?
> Regards,
> Su-Laine
> Su-Laine Yeo
> Solutions Consultant
> JustSystems Canada, Inc.
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> syeo@justsystems.com
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