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== Language ==
{{moved|[https://whatwg.org/style-guide WHATWG Style].}}
American English.
== Dictionary ==
* behavior
* bitrate
* built-in (though see https://github.com/heycam/webidl/issues/350)
* cancelation
* canceled
* canceling
* cipher
* colorspace
* email
* implementer
* keepalive (though HTTP Keep-Alive [sic] header)
* metadata
* nonzero
* referrer (though HTTP Referer [sic] header)
* whitespace (though CSS white-space [sic] property)
== Grammar ==
* Use 's for possesives, even when it looks unnatural.
* Use the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_comma Oxford Comma].
* Avoid "one of" unless it's followed by a bulleted list. You can normally leave it out and just use "or". If you cannot leave it out, that might be a good indication you want to use a bulleted list for clarity.
* A hierarchy (not an).
== Casing ==
* web, unless at the start of a sentence
== Punctuation ==
* Spaces around — (em dash)
* Lowercase after colon (''The slot attribute is used to assign a slot to an element: an element with a slot attribute is assigned to the slot created by the slot element whose name attribute's value matches that slot attribute's value'')
== Words and phrases used as words ==
* When a word or term is not used functionally but is referred to as the word or term itself, enclose it in quotation marks. (See also: [http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/NoneoftheAbove/faq0012.html some examples that highlight why this is necessary].)
== Tone ==
* Avoid using "simply" or suggesting that something is simple
* Don't use "white" as meaning good and "black" as meaning bad; more concretely, "safelist" and "blocklist" are established precedent

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