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The apostrophe may be technically incorrect, but "Davies' attack" is the common name, coined in the paper by Biham and Biryukov. Ntsimp 15:30, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Yeah; if the crypto literature consistently uses the single "s", then we probably should follow that usage. — Matt Crypto 20:55, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
Since neither Biham or Biryukov are from English-speaking countries, their mistake is forgivable. However, yours is not. You are perpetuating a grammatical mistake that will inevitably result in people thinking it is correct usage. At least put some kind of notice in the article explaining why the fault is perpetuated here, in our beloved repository of academic knowledge. It's ridiculous to assert knowledge of an academic topic, but express it in an oblivious, ignorant style. 151.145.245.20 20:20, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

According to The Elements of Style[[1]] [[2]], the possessive singular form of nouns is created with 's. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 20:28, 16 July 2007 (talkcontribs) 151.145.245.20.

Requested move 7 November 2017[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved. Andrewa (talk) 00:41, 15 November 2017 (UTC)


Davies' attackDavies attack – The current title is a misspelling, but is the only apostrophe form used by a source. Calling it the "Davies attack" resolves the dispute by entirely avoiding the neologism "Davies's attack". Ntsimp (talk) 17:00, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

  • Support to match article content and for WP:CONSISTENCY with other things with such names; they are rarely possessivized, and even when they are this is not done consistently in RS, so it can be dropped. However, the nom's rationale that "Davies's attack" would be a neologism if a false; it would simply be a style variation following normal rules of English in a particular variant. A neologism would be something like "Davittack".  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  12:13, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

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