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Subject:Re: point zero or just point? From:Daniel P Read <danielread -at- JUNO -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 2 Dec 1996 22:28:12 EST
>> So, does having 1., 1.1., and 1.1.1. constitute a grammatical faux
>>or is it just a personal hang-up of mine that I want 1.0, 1.1, and
>>Should I just let this go or pursue it further to insure grammatical
If we're talking stictly about chapter headings in a document, "1." does
not constitute a problem in my mind. The "1.0" convention exists
primarily with version numbers for software releases. Unless your
chapter headings somehow correspond to version numbers of your software,
I would not worry about the "1." convention.