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[Bug 2922] The word "tag" is not appropriate

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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 08:49:36 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=2922

           Summary: The word "tag" is not appropriate
           Product: ITS
           Version: WorkingDraft
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: ITS tagset
        AssignedTo: fsasaki@w3.org
        ReportedBy: vdv@dyomedea.com
         QAContact: public-i18n-its@w3.org


I was not aware of your work in this field before and I find that this is a very
good and solid idea.

The thing I don't like that much is its name!

As a trainer and writer, I spend my time explaining that XML is about trees and
not about tags, that tags are just syntactic sugar to mark the beginning and the
end of elements and that reasoning in term of tags is one of the main cause for
the most frequent errors.

I am thus somewhat disapointed to see a XML vocabulary with the word "tag" in
its name!

Kind regards,

Eric
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2006 08:49:42 UTC

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