RE: A linguistic question: a/an fo:block
> should I write "a fo:block" or "an fo:block"? > I am not a native speaker, so this is not clear for me. I think it > depends on whether I spell "fo" or read it as a word. > The rule is, as you suggest, that it depends on pronunciation not on spelling. Thus "an XML document" but "a Xerces error message". I think most people pronounce "fo:block" as "eff-oh-block", but I may be wrong! SQL causes havoc, because half the world pronounces it "ess-cue-ell" and the other half "sequel". Michael Kay (not a native speaker either - well not of English, anyway!) http://www.saxonica.com/
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