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   Re: [xml-dev] Evangelizing RNG

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On Fri, 7 Jun 2002, Don Park wrote:

> While I agree that we need to encourage (read push) XML tool vendors to
> add RNG support, we need to make it attractive (read pull) for those
> tool vendors to add RNG support.
> To make this happen, we need to evangelize RNG to the public in general.

Evangelising random number generators!?  I know folk misuse them, but...

...oh, I see what you mean!  Perhaps `RNG' isn't the best abbreviation.

This isn't just a complaint from a fogey who still thinks that `asp'
expands to Amsterdam SGML Parser: anyone who isn't a hard-core xml-dev
reader will almost certainly automatically expand RNG to its older
definition, if they expand it at all; and explaining why they
shouldn't would probably be distracting rather than anything else.

All the best,


Norman Gray                        http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/users/norman/
Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK     norman@astro.gla.ac.uk


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