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Re: suggested shortnames

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2012 08:56:34 +0000
Message-ID: <4F5722C2.1010202@w3.org>
To: public-gld-wg@w3.org

On 07/03/2012 08:39, Dave Reynolds wrote:
> On 07/03/12 06:01, Michael Hausenblas wrote:
>>> For "org" and "people", I'm inclined to go with vocab-org and
>>> vocab-people. I think http://www.w3.org/TR/people suggests a somewhat
>>> larger scope than this document has.
>> +1 for vocab-people etc. - looks sensible and scalable to me.
> +1

+1 too

>>> The one aspect of
>>> this that's not a coin flip, I think, is whether to put the word
>>> "government" and the letter "g" in the title. I lean slightly against
>>> it, because I think it would scare away some people who would find the
>>> document useful, but that's just my relatively uninformed opinion.
>> We're chartered for GLD. Our prime 'customers' are government agency.
>> Let's be honest and stick with what/who we are. Don't get me wrong - I
>> love the idea that the stuff we write is reusable and in a sense
>> applicable to other domains, but I think we're sending out the wrong
>> message. I fear that in an attempt to maximise potential reuse down the
>> line we fail to show respect and dedication towards our main audience:
>> governments.
> +1, the best practice document should include "gld" or similar in the
> shortname.
> My personal pick would be gld-best-practice but have no very strong
> preference.

The mobile WG I was in produced a couple of Best Practice docs that have 
short names of mobile-bp and mwabp. The former works because it includes 
the word mobile but the same isn't true for mwabp which I always 
struggle to remember.

Personally I'd leave out the government bit but the group consensus 
seems to be to keep it, so I end up with suggesting




Phil Archer
W3C eGovernment

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