Do Names Matter?
John Cowan wrote: > BTW, it is RELAX NG, as if the "I" had dropped off the marquee. The letter > still pronounced, though. (Personally, I wanted it to be called "RELEX".) It's probably time that someone pointed out that how unfortunate the name RELAX NG is. I say this with regret, because I would consider this to be a potential hindrance to broader acceptance, and XSD certainly needs the competition. While this wasn't raised in the long thread about what makes a successful technology, names do matter, IMO. <tongue in="cheek">Consider the Mac, which is a clear exception to the 80/20 rule (being the product of a perfectionist design team), but still mattered/matters in any number of tangible ways, doubtless due to its cool name.</tongue> The name "RELAX NG" is unwieldy and almost universally mispronounced by the uninitiated. And in my purely subjective opinion, "RELAXING" isn't such a hot name for a schema language even when spelled normally. Has anyone seriously tried to influence this? Like many others, I'd love to see RELAX NG succeed, and in all seriousness I do believe that names matter. Besides, choosing a new name would be the perfect excuse to launch a big PR campaign... Matt
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