Re: Straw poll on name of "streamlined syntax" spec

I remember asking the same question last week -- or may be it was
the week before -- just ship this as XForms 1.2

Charles F Wiecha writes:
 > 
 > So how about making this just XForms 1.2 and pushing the other 1.2 stuff
 > into 1.3 or 2.0...Charlie
 > 
 > Charles Wiecha
 > Manager, Multichannel Web Interaction
 > IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
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 > Yorktown Heights, N.Y.  10598
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 > wiecha@us.ibm.com
 > 
 > 
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 >   From:       "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>                                                                                  
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 >   To:         "Ulrich Nicolas Liss$( >                                                                                                                                               
 >   Cc:         "John Boyer" <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>, public-forms@w3.org                                                                           
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 >   Date:       11/17/2008 10:03 AM                                                                                                             
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 >   Subject:    Re: Straw poll on name of "streamlined syntax" spec                                                                             
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 >   Sent by:    public-forms-request@w3.org                                                                                                     
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 > 
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > Hi Uli,
 > 
 > > I prefer XFormsA and oppose to FormsA
 > >
 > > Even more I'd prefer something like XForms Basic, but that's already in
 > > use for a profile. I find the uppercase "A" a bit awkward, but a
 > > lowercase "a" is even more awkward, and "-a" is expected to perform
 > > badly in terms of Google searches. Maybe XForms Compact could do the
 > trick.
 > 
 > I agree with you 110%. :)
 > 
 > When we first started talking about this, I always saw the project as
 > more of an "XForms-lite", or "XForms Tiny" type thing. Those kinds of
 > names -- and your "XForms Compact" -- convey the sense of the spec
 > being an easy on-ramp, at the same time that it is part of the big,
 > happy, XForms, family.
 > 
 > If I had to pick a preference, I'd probably go for XForms-lite.
 > 
 > But I would also flag up the fact that we don't necessarily need a new
 > name at all.
 > 
 > This is because most web developers have not even heard of XForms. So
 > creating a new document that describes a set of 'on-ramp' features,
 > does not necessarily require us to come up with a new name for this
 > spec. In fact, this new spec could just be an XForms Primer, or some
 > such, that prioritises the on-ramp features in the interests of
 > gaining wider interest in XForms amongst web developers and the Ajax
 > community.
 > 
 > Regards,
 > 
 > Mark
 > 
 > --
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 > 
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 > 
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 > 
 > 

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