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RE: XBase

From: <Steven_Hodgkiss@acbs.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 17:23:27 -0800
To: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <8825688D.0007D62E.00@mail.acbs.com>



To Whom It May Concern,

I am forwarding this e-mail traffic to you as suggested by Jonathan Marsh
of Microsoft Corporation. It includes my suggested alternate names for the
database extensions to XML and my reasoning for this. As you can see, I
solicited some support from Jonathan for which I am grateful.

Regards,
Steve Hodgkiss
Application Developer

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To:   Steven Hodgkiss/Advanced Information Resources
cc:
Subject:  RE: XBase




This is fine by me!  I actually avoided the term XBase (calling it instead
XML Base), but somehow "(XBase)" was added during the publication process.

The best way you could influence the group is to forward this message to
www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org.  Comments so posted will receive an
official response.  I'll champion this change within the WG.

Thanks!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven_Hodgkiss@acbs.com [mailto:Steven_Hodgkiss@acbs.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 3:46 PM
> To: Jonathan Marsh
> Subject: XBase
>
>
>
>
>
> Dear Jonathan,
>
> I don't know if it's too late or not, but you might want to
> present to the
> W3C committee that XBase previously referred to dBase,
> FoxPro, Clipper, et.
> al. as in the "XBase World" or "XBase Community". In a world
> of overused
> acronyms, to wit: ASP, ATM, and so on, it would be refreshing
> if we, at the
> very least, made a "college try" at coming up with unique
> terminology to
> describe new technologies so as not to further confuse the
> already confused
> developers and end-users.
>
> Perhaps something like XML-Base or XMLDB would be more
> appropriate. XBase
> in my mind is already taken, and while it is no longer the
> dominant force
> it once was, it should be retired as it wanes under the
> imposition of the
> new breed. Kind of like retiring Babe Ruth's jersey (?).
>
> Thanks for taking the time to read this message and best regards...
>
> Steve Hodgkiss
> Application Developer
>
>


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