ISO editorial issue with T10 Style Guide editorial conventions

Penokie, George George.Penokie at lsi.com
Mon Jul 7 06:28:29 PDT 2008


* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
* "Penokie, George" <George.Penokie at lsi.com>
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Ralph,
The version of the style guide that lives on my computer has been so
modified. Based on the number of changes that have been requested over the
last few months I suspect I will proposing a new version of the style guide
soon.
Bye for now,
George Penokie
LSI Corporation
3033 41st St. NW
Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55901
507-328-9017
george.penokie at lsi.com
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From: owner-t10 at t10.org [mailto:owner-t10 at t10.org] On Behalf Of Ralph Weber
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 5:09 PM
To: 't10 at t10.org'
Subject: ISO editorial issue with T10 Style Guide editorial conventions
* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
* Ralph Weber <roweber at ieee.org>
*
The ISO editor complained about the following text in SAS-1.1 subclause 3.5
(Editorial conventions):
"Lists sequenced by letters (e.g., a) red, b) blue, c) green) show no
ordering relationship between the listed items. Lists sequenced by numbers
(e.g., 1) red, 2) blue, 3) green) show an ordering relationship between the
listed items."
The complaint was phrased as follows:
"Please add the meaning of A), B), C) etc. at the end of the paragraph "Lists
sequenced by letters..." (it is sufficient to Add capital A) in the examples
in 3.4. But what to do the colours mean this is not explained.)"
The text at issue is a direct quotation from the T10 Style Guide.
In response, I have edited 3.4 as follows:
<begin>
Lists sequenced by lowercase or uppercase letters show no ordering
relationship between the listed items.
EXAMPLE 1 - The following list shows no relationship between the colors
named:
a) red, specifically one of the following colors:
 A) crimson; or
 B) amber;
b) blue; or
c) green.
Lists sequenced by numbers show an ordering relationship between the listed
items.
EXAMPLE 2 - The following list shows the order in which a page is meant to be
read:
1) top;
2) middle; and
3) bottom.
<end>
Based on the new degree of pickiness at ISO, I recommend the T10 Style Guide
be updated to replace the old text with the new.
All the best,
.Ralph
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