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Subject: Re: [docbook-tc] acknowledgements element in 5.0

Either spelling is fine with me. I just need the structure! :-)

I concur that we should probably use the most familiar spelling for the element name.

Best regards,


Grosso, Paul wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: Grosso, Paul [mailto:pgrosso@ptc.com] 
Sent: Monday, 2007 April 23 9:48
To: DocBook Technical Committee
Subject: [docbook-tc] acknowledgements element in 5.0


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Stayton [mailto:bobs@sagehill.net] 
Sent: Monday, 2007 April 23 1:49
To: DocBook Technical Committee
Cc: docbook@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [docbook-tc] DocBook Technical Committee Meeting 
Agenda: 25 April 2007
  a. Norm to add acknowledgements element to 5.0.
There may be an issue regarding "acknowledgement" versus 
"acknowledgment".  I realize that the online docbook documentation at
uses the former, and I personally prefer the former, since one 
would ordinarily think the g is hard in the latter.

However, I feel obliged to point out that it appears to be a
substantial majority of uses prefer the former spelling.  In

Sigh, typo, I meant prefer the latter (2e) spelling.


fact, if you look up "acknowledgement" at http://www.m-w.com/
you get sent to the entry for "acknowledgment" (where it lists
"acknowledgement" as a variant) and a search of the online
Chicago Manual of Style at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/
shows only the "acknowledgment" spelling.

We may find that most users will expect the 2e (instead of 3e)
spelling.  Of course, use of a smart editor can obviate this
issue, but those entering DocBook via Notepad might be surprised.



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