patrick horgan wrote:
> > Critique: Words as canonicalization (in relation to PEM) are not in my
> > version of Webster, and might appear somewhat off track for the serious
> > reader. The Firewalls chapter should in a next edition be more up to
> > date.
> My office mate and I look up words all the time, and there are hundreds
> and hundreds of commonly used words in the technical field that are either
> not in the dictionary, or don't list the meaning we use. The author didn't
> make up this use of cononicalize, it's been done before, and a lot of us
> would know just what he was talking about.
> An example of a word that we use differently than the rest of the world
> is default. We talk about something having a default value, or defaulting
> to a certain thing. This sort of meaning for default is not in most
I only gave my opinion. And stated that the word canonicalization happens
not to be in my version of Webster. And I added that it MIGHT appear
somewhat off track for the serious reader. I never implied that the meaning
of the word was wrong. I have personally no objection at all to the use.
Only YOUR spelling of it a few lines up needs a slight amendment :)
It is definitely not cononicalize but canonicalize.