XSchema naming (was XSchema Spec Section 2.4, Draft 2)

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at classic.msn.com
Thu Jun 25 15:39:44 BST 1998

Ron Bourret wrote:
>Assuming Simon is willing to live with the potential search-and-replace 
>tedium the results might cause, I'm happy to put this up for a vote.

I'm very willing to do this; capitalization has been an issue for me 
throughout.  Whatever we do, I want it to be _consistent_.

>- The names themselves, which are currently taken from the XML spec 
>in hopes of some recognition, but could also be simplified 
>(ElementDecl -> Element, AttDef -> Attribute) as some members 
>of this list have suggested.

I can go either way on this one.  I thought sticking to the spec might 
encourage consistency, but I don't think the labels in the spec are in 
widespread usage.  Element instead of ElementDecl is fine with me.

>- Capitalization -- Mixed, under_score_happy, ALLCAPS, nocaps, 
>pSYcHOTic, etc.

As anyone who's read XML:A Primer knows, I'm an ALLCAPS person, but the 
current system is mostly fine for me. (I got a bit lost when ALLCAPS turned to 
Mixed in things like IDREF.)

>If people are interested, I would be happy to put together a 
>ballot and run a vote.

Sounds good.  That way I can focus on namespaces. :-@

Simon St.Laurent
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