Documentation for HTML <meta> element: typo in Notes for 'name' attribute

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Developer Documentation
HTML
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a year ago
3 months ago

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(Reporter: Gregg Virostek, Unassigned)

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Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
Build ID: 20161104212021

Steps to reproduce:

read this page: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/meta

see typo(s) in Notes: "If you want to remove the page of an index, changing the meta to noindex will work, but only when the robot visit the page again. Be sure not to prevent such visits, via the robots.txt file for example. Some search engines have developers tools, allowing a quick removal of some page." 



Expected results:

Correct grammar may include the following fix, ignore brackets: "If you want to remove the page of an index, changing the meta to noindex will work, but only when the [make plural]robot(s) [OR make plural]visit(s) the page again. [The following sentence may be too confusing...consider, "Ensure that the robots.txt file is not preventing such visits."] Be sure not to prevent such visits, to ensure  via the robots.txt file for example. Some search engines have [missing apostrophe...should be developers' OR developer's]developers tools, allowing a quick removal of some page."
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Comment 1

a year ago
Apologies if my suggestions are themselves confusing. Please advise on best practices regarding editorial style conventions here.
Really, any of those solutions sound pretty good. You're definitely right that there are some little grammar hiccups here and there. Some of our best contributors are not native English speakers, so their writing can occasionally by quirky. You're more than welcome to create an MDN account and make changes when you see things like this. That would be a big help and would be very much appreciated!

If for some reason you're unable or unwilling to create an MDN account, we can continue to accept bug reports but can't make promises on when they'll be fixed since there are so many.
Flags: needinfo?(gregg)
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Comment 3

a year ago
Thanks, Eric. I'm impressed that English is not the primary language for so many contributors. I don't want to diminish their achievments and agree, these are minor details which don't stop the show or even interrupt it that much. 

I am proud to have just created an MDN account. In the future, I'll try to just buff out any such minor errors that I may notice.

Thanks for your guidance.

Comment 4

a year ago
Created attachment 8817377 [details]
Bug1320478-Updated Notes.JPG

Hi,

I have updated the page with the specified changes.

The image is showing the notes section after the update.

Thanks.
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Comment 5

4 months ago
Hi, 

Sorry for the hiatus. 

So, I edited the page to address the concerns in my initial post here. 
I added comments as well. 

Hope that was helpful. 

May I please know what is meant by "flags requested"? I'll have a look around the wiki as well. 

Thanks
Flags: needinfo?(gregg)
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Comment 6

4 months ago
I think I see what happened, regarding the flags requested. My comment above wiped it out. Plz ignore that query.

Comment 7

3 months ago
I am a newbie. Can i take over this bug??
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