Re: [Rats] [rfc-i] document conventions around Capitalization of Terminology

Dave Thaler <dthaler@microsoft.com> Tue, 13 April 2021 18:16 UTC

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From: Dave Thaler <dthaler@microsoft.com>
To: Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org>, Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>
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Subject: Re: [Rats] [rfc-i] document conventions around Capitalization of Terminology
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Paul Hoffman writes:
> The convention for techie writers is to assume that new things should be proper nouns. 
> The convention for copy editors is to make them regular nouns because over-capitalizing makes documents hard to read.

I completely agree with that.

As one of the co-editors of the RATS architecture document that Michael mentioned,
I find it harder to read now that things got capitalized everywhere.

Dave