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  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • To: Mike Sharp <msharp@lante.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 15:01:26 -0500

I've seen it because it is a common practice 
among some programmers who are concatenating 
names out of database tables.  So, local 
rules of caring prevail. :-)  I don't like 
it precisely because it is an overloaded 
syntax now and will make me think I am 
looking at an associative name.  I also 
prefer case-blending for that.  Probably 
just a habit.

Sorry about not being specific about the 
archive dates.  When one lives in one 
town all of their life, it is all one 
long week.  Low rates of change dull 
the perception of time.

Len Bullard
Intergraph Public Safety

Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Sharp [mailto:msharp@lante.com]

That's about how I figured.  But even though XML doesn't care, sometimes
do.  As far as I can tell, there is nothing particularly to recommend the
practice--no advantage that using a mixed-case convention wouldn't address.
seems like it would be confusing to newcomers.  I'm not sure I understand
using a namespace would solve the issue, as was mentioned in the earlier
you mentioned.

Speaking of which, I thought I had seen a thread on this earlier, but
find it in the archives. After reading your messag, I went back and finally
found it in June.  Missed it before.   The operative word is "some" months
back...  Is there a way to search them?  Working from home on a modem rather
than the office on a T3 is somewhat a dis-incentive to following links in an


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