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   Re: [xml-dev] Friendly names in XML Schema best practice?

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Hi Joe,

This is a great answer and does indicate a clear best practice (especially
for those of us in the U.S.) for naming elements-- however I was looking for
one level further in terms of abstraction. Although


Is abundantly clear to me-- I have seen some users on the verge of nervous
breakdown when the spaces disappear. Within your response I also see that
you use initial-cap casing in the string. Perhaps it is reliable enough to
pick the string apart and insert spaces, though something like


Would surely create problems with that. I think what I was looking for
something a step further (which does not preclude your points). e.g.

  <xs:element name="OfficeAddressCityText" >
        <friendly xml:lang="en-US">Office City Location</friendly>
        The city where the office is located

Obviously in this sample there is a lot of redundancy-- but that wouldn't
always be the case.

Also, as another possiblity has anyone made it a practice to decorate XML
Schemas (or RELAXNG, etc.) with RDF attributes for documentation/friendly
name purposes?

Thanks again,
Jeff Rafter


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