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From Tim Larson <>
Subject Re: Rename "union" to "select"?
Date Mon, 05 Jan 2004 13:35:26 GMT
--- Marc Portier <> wrote:
> it was never planned to be kept private, it just happened


> in any case (and back to topic), I'm with Antonio here to question if we 
> should let known programming-language (be it C or Java) constructs 
> influence the naming here.  I really think they are no match for the 
> target-audience of people writing woody stuff?

We need some of the concepts that come from programming languages,
but both of you may be right that it should not influence the naming.

> I would suspect those to be typically more comming from the web-design 
> area where historically js, html, css, flash and the likes have made up 
> the realm of their thinking? From a pure intellectual perspective I 
> think woody definition stuff is conceptually the closest to one of XML 
> Schema writing, UML Class diagramming and ERD writing...
>  From that perspective I would recommend as a general line of thinking 
> to choose names reflecting concepts from XSD, relaxNG, UML while making 
> sure they would not be confusing to people aware of HTML,css,js?

Then it is a good thing I asked on the list.  My background is from
other programming languages, not XML, HTML, UML, etc.

> Hm, so taking up that rule, maybe we should avoid the confusion with 
> HTML's <select><option> and should maybe rather let <wd:union> become
> <wd:choice>


--Tim Larson

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