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From "Antonio Gallardo" <>
Subject Re: Rename "union" to "select"?
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2004 06:54:20 GMT
Tim Larson dijo:
> --- Marc Portier <> wrote:
>> it was never planned to be kept private, it just happened
> True.
>> 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.

Yep. I am from the "old school". I finished my MSc. degree in summer 1995.
But I can learn "new" tricks. ;-)

>> 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 a
>> <wd:choice>
> +1

+1 too.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

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