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Updated on January 21, 2021

The slash is a punctuation mark that is most often used to represent the conjunction and, or the inclusive form of or. It is also used in mathematics to show fractions and division, in computing to separate the parts of a URL, and in some languages as a date separator.

In our work at Pega there are two important guidelines governing the correct use of the slash:

  • Do not use slashes to indicate either/or or and/or. Instead, use a full phrasing to state your full meaning, for example:
    • Incorrect: You can choose to use either the AWS/Apache server, or both.
    • Correct: You can choose to use either the AWS or the Apache server, or both.
    • Incorrect: The Microjourney Kickstarter is an easy/affordable alternative to a full Pega Platform license.
    • Correct: The Microjourney Kickstarter is an easy and affordable alternative to a full Pega Platform license.

    If a UI element uses a slash in this way, do the same when referring to the element, but use full phrasing when describing the action in text.

  • It is okay to use slashes to indicate combinations, for example, client/server. Capitalize the second word if the first word is capitalized, for example, Country/Region, CD/DVD.

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