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Re: lowercase XML languages

From: Matthew D. Fuller <fullermd@over-yonder.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 15:10:32 -0600
To: Dave Hodder <dmh@dmh.org.uk>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020224151032.B47910@over-yonder.net>
On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 03:24:50PM +0000 I heard the voice of
Dave Hodder, and lo! it spake thus:
> Heh.  On a similiar note, different XML-based languages seem to adopt
> different practise with element names made up of several words.  Some
> use <quiteLongElementName/> (e.g. XForms) whilst others go for
> <quite-long-element-name/> (e.g. XSLT).  Why, I wonder, is there no
> stand practise within the W3C?

That can probably be traced back to the same dichotomy in programmers,

Personally, I despise aLongFunctionName(), and much prefer
a_long_function_name().  But I know I've run into troubles with
underscores in SGML, so I can only presume it's the same in XML.

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