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RE: Naming: select1 vs. singleSelect

From: Calbazana, Al <ACalbazana@epotec.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 15:20:33 -0400
Message-ID: <792864BE6F6FD41197CD00508B92D00AD021F6@epomail01>
To: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>

I agree with a previous post in that select1 implies a select2, select3,
etc...  Could it not be left as plain old "select" with an attribute
indicating the selectable elements in the set (1 or *)?


-----Original Message-----
From: Klotz, Leigh [mailto:Leigh.Klotz@pahv.xerox.com] 
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 1:57 PM
To: 'Piroumian Konstantin'; 'www-forms@w3.org'
Subject: RE: Naming: select1 vs. singleSelect


A strong goal of XForms integration with XHTML 2.0, and the XHTML Working
Group asked that we avoid hyphens and use only lowercase letters for element
and attribute names, which rules out both "selectOne" and "select-one".  

The all lower-case "selectone" is difficult to read in English, as it would
be pronounced "selec-tone", and is indeed used as such in at least one
trademark (http://www.com-spec.com/selectone/).

I don't think that trailing numerals in element names are unusual; see HTML
<h1>, <h2>, etc.

Thank you,
Leigh L. Klotz, Jr.

-----Original Message-----
From: Piroumian Konstantin [mailto:KPiroumian@protek.com] 
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 12:21 AM
To: 'www-forms@w3.org'
Subject: Naming: select1 vs. singleSelect


What is the reason of using a name like 'select1' for single choice
selection element?
Don't you think that this kind of name is absolutely unusual in XML, XSL,
XHTML or HTML worlds? What's wrong with 'selectOne' or
'singleSelect'/'multiSelect' names? Or maybe 'select-one' (using XSLT naming

  Konstantin Piroumian 
  Ivelin Ivanov
  Apache Cocoon: http://xml.apache.org/cocoon

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