RE: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing

Subject: RE: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing
From: Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:47:42 +0000

I like Gene's idea here. Our mainframe docs have had this use of "reference" for a very long time, usually when citing IBM documentation that we don't directly link to. It still jars me when I read it. If I'm editing some section for another reason, I will often change 'reference' to 'see,' but only if it makes sense.

Mike McCallister

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"Reference" almost universally is used to describe an external information source. That said, if the company is already using it and customers don't seem to have a problem understanding the documents, I wouldn't expend any energy going to battle over it. "Proper" is not necessarily the same as "important."

Gene Kim-Eng

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Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Lin Sims
Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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