[whatwg] Spec comments, section 4.11

Kevin Benson kevin.m.benson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 15:05:21 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 4:30 PM, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 7:52 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> "Tool bar" appears to be the historically correct term, "toolbar" seems to
>> be a new spelling.
> I can't recall ever seeing "tool bar" before.  [toolbar] has
> 177,000,000 hits on Google, ["tool bar"] has 2,350,000.  And most of
> the top hits for the latter are either actually "toolbar" (Google
> cleverly corrects my (mis)spelling).

Just for the sake of unscientific Google "hits" comparison:

It would _seem_ that browser terminology has embraced "toolbar"

["browser toolbar"] has 64,900,000
["browser tool bar"] has 3,200,000

whereas applications and programs favor references to "tool bar"

["application tool bar"] has 186,000
["application toolbar"] has 49,300

["program tool bar"] has 109,000
["program toolbar"] has 26,000

    K e V i N

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