RE: Announce: XML Schema, The W3C's Object-Oriented Descriptio
>> Just a little note: the XML Schema specification calls the language >> defined in that specification "XML Schema definition language". It >> seems to me that it makes more sense to call the language XSDL. >> (The Charles Goldfarb series of books already do.) >Kernighan and Ritchie wrote a book called "The C Programming Language", >but the language described therein is C, not CPL. WXS is specifically >the schema language from the W3C, as Microsoft Flight Simulator is >specifically the flight simulator from Microsoft. Surely that is a matter of traditions. Programming Language is generalluy understood not to be part of the acronym for any programming language whereas language is generally understood as being part of the name of a markup language. XSDL seems to be in the tradition of XSL-T, XSL-FO, XML, XUL, DAML(but not DAML-OIL as I don't think anyone ever agreed what OIL was supposed to stand for) The Microsoft Flight Simulator is I feel sort of muddying the analogy. The specific analogy should be, I think, with idl, where you get midl. And if we followed that analogy then WXSDL would be the proper acronym, but only if there were in fact an existent XSDL for WXSDL to deviate from. Normally I wouldn't give a damn about acronyms but it does get difficult following posts and remembering that XS, XSD, XSDL and WXS all refer to the same thing. Given the sometimes abstruse nature of the posts themselves, that's one more level of interpretation than my brain needs to go through.
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