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Subject:Re: Web site or web site (from the W3C itself!!) From:"Cook, Jenise" <jenise -dot- cook-crabbe -at- pacificlife -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 24 Jan 2001 10:59:10 -0800
I really love the "Web site" usage queries and replies that come to the list
fairly regularly. Last year, I went to the W3C's Web pages, and I found two
different uses on their Web pages. I asked the W3C Webmasters which usage is
correct. Here's what the W3C Webmasters told me (I don't know if Debra Ray
would want to add this to the Techwr-L Web site or not. It might help!):
I believe that the proper spelling is "Web site" and not "web site".
Susan, can you please confirm this?
Hugo Haas, Webmaster, Systems Team - W3C/MIT mailto:hugo -at- w3 -dot- org - tel:+1-617-452-2092
Hugo Haas wrote:
> I believe that the proper spelling is "Web site" and not "web site".
> Susan, can you please confirm this?
I cannot give a definitive answer. I believe so, yes. "Web" is short
for "World Wide Web" which is capitalized in US English (the language
the W3C uses).
In the _Concise Oxford Dictionary_ (1999), "web site" is not
capitalized, in case you are writing in UK English.
Susan Lesch, W3C mailto:lesch -at- w3 -dot- org
Sr. Technical Writer
Pacific Life Insurance Co.
jenise -dot- cook-crabbe -at- pacificlife -dot- com
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