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Re: Naming Wiki Pages

From: Marcos Caceres <m.caceres@qut.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 18:24:56 +1000
Message-ID: <b21a10670704020124j7ef5f39ap7ba3dc549b86758f@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Mike Schinkel" <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>, public-html@w3.org

On 4/2/07, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Apr 2007 09:25:49 +0200, Mike Schinkel
> <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com> wrote:
> >> Can people please name things properly on the Wiki... naming pages
> >> "DeclWebFormExpr04"  is unhelpful. And please stop assigning numbers
> >> to issues as it makes no sense to do so.
> I agree.
> > To the contrary; it is very helpful. I am the one doing the assignment
> > of numbers. I followed the lead of the TAG from their issue list.[1].
> > The benefit of assigning a sequential number is to make is very easy to
> > do searches and get (almost) 100% relevant matches.  For example, try
> > the following to searches:
> >
> >     http://www.google.com/search?q=AbbrAcronym
> >     http://www.google.com/search?q=AbbrAcronym01
> Yes, if you remember the actual string the issue was assigned you'll be
> able to find it back... I'm not sure this makes it very easy to find a
> particular issue though. A list of issues would probably work better.

Exactly as Anne said. Personally, I'm not going to remember
"DeclWebFormExpr04"  but I might remember "Issues related to HTML5" or
something more a bit more human. Those arbitrarily abbreviated names
are completely impracticable and impossible to remember.... and the
fact that I can just do a simple search like
http://www.google.com/search?q=AbbrAcronym and find what I want points
to exactly the problem with that naming scheme.

Marcos Caceres
Received on Monday, 2 April 2007 08:25:01 UTC

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