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  • From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
  • To: XML-Dev List <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 08:56:17 -0400

At 8:33 PM -0400 4/28/00, David Megginson wrote:
>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.

Has anybody even implemented getQName() yet? I don't think Xerces 
has. If you're going to make the change, wouldn't it be better to 
make the best change you can?

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