Re: The Power of Groves
rev-bob@g... wrote: > I'm not even sure the name is so weird. Granted, I haven't been following > this topic (ahem) religiously, but so far, my initial reaction to the name doesn't > seem too far afield. What's a grove, I wondered? Well, in the natural world, > it's a collection of trees - and we all know what trees are. Say, "tree" has a > specific meaning in the programming field, not to mention the realm of markup > - you don't suppose the name "grove" was chosen to represent a collection of > tree-structured thingies, do you? But then I said, naah, that'd be way too simple > a concept for all these movers and shakers to have such a rough time with it. > > Wouldn't it? > > Please, tell me there's more hideousness to the concept than that. ;) Actually, that's exactly it. The DSSSL and HyTime working groups were meeting at Trinity University in Dublin, Ireland, to try to resolve their nasty shared abstraction problem. We had a couple of names that were being batted around, but none were really acceptable (I will refrain from mentioning them to protect the guilty). Jon Bosak popped up to the library, perused the OED, and determined that "grove", defined as "a collection of trees and other stuff" (more or less) was the best name. We all agreed. The expansion of "grove" as an acronym is, of course, completely after the fact. It's that simple. Cheers, E.
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format