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Re: title format

From: Evan Wallace <ewallace@cme.nist.gov>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 08:55:33 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200303201355.IAA07463@clue.msid.cme.nist.gov>
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org

Peter Patel-Schneider wrote:

>The problem here is that the W3C style guide is not very helpful because
>OWL is not an acronym.   We thus have the choice of making it look like an
>acronym by titling our documents 
>	Web Ontology Language (OWL) ...
>or make it look like a proper name by titling our documents 
>	[The] OWL Web Ontology Language ...
>The former course will lead to questions about why we have misspelled an
>acronym.  The latter course deviates (a bit) from the recommended titling.
>I do agree that we do not really need to spend telecon time on this.  I'm
>even quite happy to have the chair(s) propose a naming scheme.  However, I
>am not happy without a common naming scheme.  

Coincidentally, I was reading a proposal last night that demonstrated the
confusion caused by our current naming scheme.  It called OWL the 
Ontology Web Language, of course.  I agree with Peter that the current
scheme makes OWL look like an acronym and thus confuses.

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