Re: There must be some kind of standard....

Subject: Re: There must be some kind of standard....
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:47:12 -0600

On 2/24/10 5:27 PM, Janet Swisher wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 5:06 PM, jopakent<jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:

>> Has anyone seen a written standard that provides a justification or
>> explanation for this kind of writing?
> If you're editing a legal document, and the term is defined in a
> "definitions" section, then it may need to be capitalized in order to
> signify that it is officially "one of the things defined as a Document in
> the definitions section and not something that just happens to be called a
> 'document'." But I more often see this sort of thing either from programmers
> because there is a corresponding "Document" object in the source code, or
> from over-zealous marketers indulging in what Lyn Dupre calls "Pooh-bear
> capitalization", "in which Everything takes on Great Importance".
> --Janet

And they may be one of those "educated" people who subscribe to the 17th
Century method of capitalization. Perhaps they studied under Alexander
Pope? In any case it is usually wrong to accomodate random
capitalization in documentation.

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