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Is there a good, compact word or phrase that would explain one's ability to make typos? I mean, I'm trying to write something like this:

Now you can use this feature without either non-predictable XML, or easy-to-make-typos "magic strings"

It regards a fluent API project.

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I would reword that,

Now you can use this feature without unpredictable XML or typo-prone "magic strings."

(Neither . . . nor is redundant with without.)

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But you could use "without either ... or ... " or "with neither ... nor ... ". –  Colin Fine Apr 19 '11 at 11:57
    
Or "error-prone" –  mgb Apr 19 '11 at 17:47

How about a simple easily mistyped?

Now you can use this feature without unpredictable XML or easily mistyped "magic strings".

As Callithumpian and Colin Fine suggest, "without neither... nor..." should be re-worded, and unpredictable is the word you are looking for. I will add that I'm not quite sure what "unpredictable XML" is supposed to mean to begin with, but I guess it will be clear in context.

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I accepted the first answer. Really, I'm not native, so I cannot judge, if "easily mistyped" is better than "typo-prone" or not. Anyway, your answer helped me to understand more deeply my neither-nor mistake, so +1 also. Thanks! –  Andrey Markeev Apr 19 '11 at 12:27

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