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RE: minor naming point

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 13:08:39 -0400
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To: Mark Bartel <mbartel@thistle.ca>
Cc: "''IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG ' '" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
At 12:57 99/09/14 -0400, Mark Bartel wrote:
 >That's what I had responded to my coworker (I have been involved in i18n in
 >the past).  However, it "feels inappropriate" to me to use the abbreviation
 >in the standard, but as I said I don't feel strongly about it.  My thinking
 >is that "c14n" is pretty opaque for somebody who isn't familiar with that
 >method of abbreviation, and since there isn't a need to abbreviate we
 >spell it out.  I wouldn't argue anything that you've said.

The editor of whatever document needs to make sure they introduce the
acronym in a couple of places to ensure understanding to new readers.

Joseph Reagle Jr.   
Policy Analyst           mailto:reagle@w3.org
XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://w3.org/People/Reagle/
Received on Tuesday, 14 September 1999 13:09:37 UTC

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