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

/ "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com> was heard to say:
|> -----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
| http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/documentation/reference/html/docbook.h
| tml
| 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 latter spelling. 

Ugh. I don't believe "acknowledgment" is a real word. :-)

But as Paul points out:

  11 dictionaries for http://www.onelook.com/?w=acknowledgement&ls=a
  27 for http://www.onelook.com/?w=acknowledgment&ls=a

Bah. I'll never spell it right without the third "e", but I'll
probably never use the element, so I vote "concur" on the spelling :-)

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Everything should be made as
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | simple as possible, but no simpler.
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |

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