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abbreviations in xml tags (was Re: Using Rigid RDF...)

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 14:04:52 -0400
To: Hassan At-Kaci <hak@ilog.com>
Cc: public-rif-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <15375.1210788292@ubuhebe>


> >>>          <Var name=3D"Buyer"/>
> 
> Why not: <Variable name="Buyer"/> - i.e., use the FULL English word.

...

> >>>         <Const>
> Although, (again!), I prefer 'Constant' to 'Const'.

...

> As I said before, I'd be willing to accept 'op' and 'arg(s)' as opposed
> my preference; viz., 'operator' and 'argument(s)'.

This is a different issue, orthogonal to RDF, I think, and is part of
Naming Conventions (ISSUE-49).  ["Should we use long names or
abbrevations for the XML tags in the XML syntax (e.g. Var or
Variable)?"]  This issue is not listed as being critical path, I guess
because it includes more general elements ["Generally, what are the
naming conventions/principles?"].

But, yes, we need to decide "Var" vs "Variable" at this F2F meeting.  

(For myself, I don't really care either way.   I don't find either
side's arguments compelling.)

   -- Sandro
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