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   Re: Foreign Names

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  • From: Steven Champeon <schampeo@hesketh.com>
  • To: "XML-DEV (E-mail)" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 11:33:04 -0400 (EDT)

On 15 Apr 2000, David Megginson wrote:
> As our closest parallel, note that no one has yet (to my knowledge)
> produced and deployed a version of HTML with alternative element-type
> names.  Perhaps some day a markup language for a really cool app will
> come from Korea or Finland, and we'll just have to get used to Korean
> or Finnish element type names (if the app was originally designed just 
> for local use).

Why is this such a big deal? Surely it can't be that difficult to convert
any SGML/XML document from one vocabulary to another using XSLT or a Perl
script. We often use long_descriptive_function_names in Javascript during
development and then optimize them later for delivery. Why not do the same
with XML documents?


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