W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-html@w3.org > January 2000

Re: XHTMLINATLA

From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 20:12:32 -0800
Message-ID: <388D22B0.23E03BBA@eng.sun.com>
To: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> 
> "XHTML" feels too long for an unpronounceable acronym.
> Is it just me?
> 
> Maybe "XHML" or "HXML" or "XHL" or "HML"...

Length is not really as important as the connection to "HTML", hence
"X" plus "HTML". If it had been named as you suggest, people would have
a tough time distinguishing it from the rest of the myriad acronyms out
there. If you can say "HTML" you can certainly put an "X" in front of 
it.

Murray

...........................................................................
Murray Altheim                                   <mailto:altheim@sonic.net>
Member of Technical Staff, Tools Development & Support
Sun Microsystems, Inc. MS MPK17-102
1601 Willow Rd., Menlo Park, California 94025  <mailto:altheim@eng.sun.com>

   the honey bee is sad and cross and wicked as a weasel
   and when she perches on you boss she leaves a little measle -- archy
Received on Tuesday, 25 January 2000 14:08:33 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:15:41 GMT