[OWASP-GUIDE] Guide editing guidelines

Andrew van der Stock vanderaj at greebo.net
Sat Jul 23 05:08:15 EDT 2005


Hi there,

When the release candidate comes out, I'll be providing the No Starch  
guidelines for you to look at. However, in addition to those, here  
are some basics to ensure that we are consistent:

* Paper size - US Letter - the PDF will automatically scale to the  
larger A4
* Language -  the language on the documents is set to US English. I  
know many of us don't speak / write this dialect, but about 80% of  
the text is US English, and I want it to be consistent as  
intermingling  the two spellings jars for all readers, whereas for  
the most part US spellings do not jar the average UK or Australian  
reader. There are very few "-our" or "-ise" words in the text, so  
this is not a huge burden.

Any grammar dudes or dudettes here?

Probably the largest single change is the use of "that vs which". I  
must admit I was not overly familiar with the formal usage and had  
them around the wrong way for a long time. I am reasonably certain  
the formal usage and the way we speak has changed as it sounds weird  
when I say the sentences out loud. For your pleasure, here's the  
correct "that vs which" definition:

http://alt-usage-english.org/excerpts/fxthatvs.html

thanks,
Andrew




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