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Re: Section 0: Naming

From: Murray Altheim <murray@spyglass.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 11:11:22 -0400
Message-Id: <v02140b02af1d00e4bae5@[]>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak) writes:
>| It dawned on me that since I co-drafted the spec, I ought to have the
>| courtesy to put in a pitch for the status quo on all these section 1
>| items.
>And I should, pro forma, repeat my disagreement.
>| At 11:08 AM 31/01/97 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
>| >0.1 What should the title of the spec be?
>| >0.2 What should the generic term or acronym we use to reference whatever
>| > it is the spec describes?
>| (a) I don't think that XML-Link is euphonious or memorable, and
>| (b) XML is not exactly a name to conjure with (yet), and
>| (c) It is *important* that what we build operate with, and be advised as
>|     operating with, SGML and HTML.
>I think that we should emphasize the association between components of
>a suite of specifications.  I also personally find "XHL" a really
>unpleasant acronym (I can't say why, I just don't like it).

Possibly because it sounds like "exhale", something heard in a doctor's
office. We should do everything we can to reduce complexity, including
absolute minimization of acronyms and other obscure codes where a simple
word or phrase would suffice.


    Murray Altheim, Program Manager
    Spyglass, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
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