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Re: name change

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 03:06:45 -0500
Message-Id: <p05101401b8a785f7e2af@[]>
To: www-qa-wg@w3.org
At 13:46 -0700 2002-03-02, Lofton Henderson wrote:
>Thanks to all for a productive and successful meeting.

Yes it was really good.

>The only real downside that I see is this:  we have started to 
>generate publicity about "P&O", and have published "P&O" in /TR/. 
>Changing the name now could create confusion amongst those who 
>aren't paying close attention.
>What do you think?

I don't know What's the policy to change a shortname. But I think we 
really need a shorter name that the one we have. There's also the 
fact we have a family of documents.

Lofton, could you put the "title/topic" of the seven documents here. 
So it will be easier to define names. When people are coming with 
seven names, I always think to Les Pléďades and this group of seven 
poets. The movement has been created in 1556 by Pierre de Ronsard. He 
has chosen the name related to the greek mythology : "Les Pléďades" 
are the seven names of the girls of the greek god Atlas, who has been 
transmuted as stars.

The name of the Poets are:
Pierre de Ronsard
Joachim Du Bellay
Étienne Jodelle
Jean-Antoine de Baďf
Jacques Peletier du Mans
Rémi Belleau
Pontus de Tyard

The name of the sisters are:


But you have also 7 day names in a week, the 7 major sins, the 7 
hills around Rome, the 7 world wonders, the 7 samourais :)))

So the name is important and if it's enough short, people will be 
more inclined to use the name we have chosen and not a name they 
found by themselves because the first was too complicated to say. :)

Karl Dubost / W3C - Conformance Manager

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