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   RE: Name for XML DTDs

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  • From: rbourret@dvs1.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de (Ron Bourret)
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 14:39:52 +0200

James Tauber wrote:
> > I also like this, as long as we get the plurality right. Each document
> > will have multiple type definitions within it. So it makes sense to say
> > "here's my XTD document", but not "here's my XTD" (which would imply a
> > single definition).
> This is an important point. An XTD is like a markup declaration. An XTD
> document is a collection of XTDs. It encourages the modularity of the
> declarations.

From long experience writing documentation and trying to influence the terms and 
slang people use, I can tell you that the difference between "XTDs" and "XTD" 
will quickly be lost.  .xtd is too convenient as a file extension and will 
quickly come to mean the whole thing.

-- Ron Bourret

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