RE: Name for XML-LINK (Was: Re: Initial draft of XML-Link...)
I fully agree with Len.
My take : We already have to sell today to the Web community
the whole xml concept of extensibility and I think inventing
tons of words does not help focus.
Let us make it simple. My proposal:
xml link (or xml hypertext)
>From: Len Bullard[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Monday, January 27, 1997 10:46 AM
>To: Jon Bosak
>Subject: Re: Name for XML-LINK (Was: Re: Initial draft of XML-Link...)
>Jon Bosak wrote:
>> [Tim Bray:]
>> | 3. Note that one of the areas remaining undecided is: what do we call
>> | this puppy? In the draft, it veers amusingly between being called XHL
>> | (Extensible Hyper Linkage) and XHA (X. Hypertext Architecture),
>> | depending on who wrote the section; Jon Bosak always says "XML-Link",
>> | but I don't know if that represents an opinion.
>> I would like to keep "XML" in there somewhere as a marketing ploy to
>> build name recognition for a suite of integrated (albeit separately
>> usable) standards, but that's just my opinion.
>> | I *think* [Jon, shout if you disagree] that this would be an area to
>> | which the WG could usefully turn their attention, during the very
>> | short time before we start to emit large numbers of votable items in
>> | Michael's A., B., C., style to provide a structure for the meat &
>> | potatoes debate.
>> Sure, as long as it doesn't distract from the rest of the discussion.
>> Perhaps people who have an opinion on this could simply state it and
>> try to avoid protracted interchanges. The business of naming will be
>> decided by the ERB, and they will remember brief statements better
>> than long debates.
>XML works fine. The issue of separation is one for the normative
>text. I think expressing the idea that this is an integrated suite is
>important to understanding the overall intent of XML and its flexibility
>for implementors. The WG has provided a set of specifications that
>taken as a whole, describe an integrated design for applying generalized
>markup to Internet hypermedia. The separability of the components
>of the specification enable each implementation to be effective within
>the required environment. Thus, an implementor can plan for a stable
>migration to the entire suite, choose a valid subset for a particular
>requirement, or implement the entire suite.