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From James Duncan Davidson <james.david...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: What name?
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2000 00:56:56 GMT
on 7/11/00 5:25 PM, Andy Heninger at andyh@jtcsv.com wrote:

>> This *wasn't* a Sun project code name. Quit keeping that perception alive.
>> Sheesh.
>> 
> Sorry.

Though I do understand that Spinnaker *is* overloaded with connotations of
too many sorts by this point.. I just want to let it go and die a quiet
death.. :)

> This is the hard problem.  When xerces, xalan, etc. were chosen the
> ground rules were that the names had to be be actual words or names, not
> acronyms, and not be already in use for computer related things.
> The names left were mostly weak at best.

Interesting set of ground rules. I can see where that would leave a subpar
set.

> Personally, XRI works for me, even though it's not a "name" by the
> above rules.

Yep, same by me.


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