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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: XML-Dev List <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: 28 Apr 2000 20:33:49 -0400

Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> writes:

> At 6:48 AM -0400 4/28/00, David Megginson wrote:

> >Yes, I was reluctant to make the change, but I got a lot of flak
> >(private and public) for choosing "RawName" over "QName", especially
> >when other XML-related specs use the latter.
> As long as we're making the change from RawName, is there any chance 
> we could use getQualfiedName() instead of getQName()? QName is really 
> only an abbreviation used in the BNF grammar. The namespaces spec 
> elsewhere spells it out as "qualified name". QName is quite cryptic. 
> QualifiedName seems a little more legible to me.

A worthy suggestion, but I'd prefer not to ambush implementors twice
in a row. I know that anyone implementing a beta or pre-release takes
her chances, etc. etc., but it's still nice not to make life hard for
them without a strong reason.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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