[whatwg] EDITORIAL - Suggested corrections
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Sep 2 16:29:39 PDT 2009
On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Kevin Benson wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Tue, 18 Aug 2009, Kevin Benson wrote:
> >> 220.127.116.11.17 Radio Button state
> >> "Either neither a nor b have a form owner, or they both have one and
> >> it is the same for both."
> >> S//Either a and b both have no form owner//Either neither a nor b have
> >> a form owner// < - - (rewrote "either neither")
> > What's wrong with either neither?
> I just hadn't ever seen and couldn't find another instance of such a
> grammatical construction in technical documentation...anywhere. Is my
> suggestion not _as_ clear (or clearer) ???
On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> Wow, didn't see this the first time through. "Either neither" is
> difficult to parse on a first pass. One's instinct is to assume that
> it's a grammatical error. One has to read a bit to decipher that the
> "neither" is a nested phrase within the "either". While this is not
> ambiguous, neither is it clear.
On Sat, 29 Aug 2009, Øistein E. Andersen wrote:
> Either neither seems somewhat awkward, but so does the proposed
> alternative. Reordering the sentence might make it easier to sidestep
> the problem:
> Either a and b share the same form owner, or neither of them has one.
Ok, removed the 'either neither'.
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