[Wikipedia-l] Re: [Wikitech-l] Hyperlink convention
ropers at ropersonline.com
Thu Sep 30 19:58:12 UTC 2004
My 2 [[eurocent]]s:
The possibilities for diverse British/American spelling being so
widespread, the adoption of "both options"-markup would absolutely
_guarantee_ that every single article's markup would become so
convoluted that it will more successfully prevent new contributors from
joining the Wikipedia than all other "less than optimal" proposals
The differences between British/US English DO NOT impair understanding
of the article text for most people.
Extra markup to "cater for" these differences DECIDEDLY WOULD impair
understanding of the markup text for most people.
IMHO the motion to introduce the proposed markup epitomizes the victory
of grammarian stormtrooping over the KISS principle.
-- ropers [[en:User:Ropers]]
On 30 Sep 2004, at 20:53, modean52 at comcast.net wrote:
> True. In American English, a list of 3 items is usually "bacon, eggs,
> and cheese" - not "bacon, eggs and cheese." The later implies a
> connection between the items, but the former doesn't.
> -------------- Original message --------------
>> e2m wrote:
>>> Why this resource is not used to deal with the differences of the
>>> "behaviour" and "behavior" or "center" and "centre"?
>> One reason is that the differences between American and British
>> English are more involved than simply changing the spelling of a few
>> words. Punctuation and grammar are also involved. If you changed
>> behavior to behaviour in an otherwise AE sentence, the sentence would
>> then be wrong in both languages. See
>> Wikipedia-l mailing list
>> Wikipedia-l at Wikimedia.org
> Wikipedia-l mailing list
> Wikipedia-l at Wikimedia.org
More information about the Wikipedia-l