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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject RE: cvs commit: httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/mod mod_autoindex.html
Date Sun, 19 Aug 2001 22:32:56 GMT
<quote Rich Bowen>
The question is, american o vs. british ou. iSpell tells me that
'behaviour' is mispelled. I know that it is not, technically, but I
also believe that the documentation should be internally consistent.
What I seem to remember is Ken saying that we should go with the
American spelling, and being consistent, but I can't find this in the
archives. If someone with a better memory, or stronger opinions
than I, can remember how this went, and tell me if I should "fix" this
spelling error, I would look on it with much favour.

I don't remember exactly what was said last time.  I don't
think a definitive answer was reached.  My (fairly strong)
opinion is that the docs should strive for consistent
spelling.  Since the majority of doc writers speak
American English, we should go with this.  (Personally, I speak Canadiyan, 
but I'll try to behave.)

As OtherBill points out, if someone really wants a
en-gb or en-ca or whatever, nobody is going to stop
them from contributing one.  (The problem goes beyond
a perl script, however.  Usage is different, not just


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