[thelist] Is there an Internet style guide?

Green, Janet JGreen at DesMoinesMetro.com
Wed Apr 4 11:46:38 CDT 2001

>>>>>Is there an standard on whether "e-mail" or "email" is the correct
spelling?  <<<<<<

I can't imagine that there would be a style guide that *everyone* uses; that
requires agreement on what is actually "correct," and I suspect such
consensus is a pipe-dream.  (In the copywriting business, there are several
style books. One is "The Chicago Manual of Style," another is "Associated
Press Style Guide." Everyone has their favorite, although I think a lot of
newspapers use the AP Guide.) We as an organization have our own in-house
style guide ("Ave." for Avenue, "website" for web site, etc.) - we use
e-mail, although I personally find the hyphen annoying and hard to hit on my
keyboard - LOL. 

Caveats about establishing consensus aside, try this link: 

This *seems* to hold some promise, but in the first 60 seconds of surfing I
could not find the answer to the specific question. Still, some helpful

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