Re: WXS acronym?
> I've been seeing the acronym WXS to describe XML Schema for a long > time on this mailing list, and I have no idea where it came from. > It's likely to confuse people since the acronym is never used on the > W3C site, and it simply isn't the name of a schema language. > > Is there a reason for not calling this language W3C XML Schema or > XSDL, the official name and acronym for the language respectively? WXS is an abbreviation for W3C XML Schema that preserves the "W3C" part, thereby making clear that this "XML Schema" is a project of the W3C, not something intrinsic to XML itself. WXS seems to make a lot of sense to people, especially once they've encountered alternatives to WXS. I'm starting to apply the same terminology to XQuery - W3C XML Query is just one option among many. It's not my problem that the W3C uses a naming scheme to effectively declare itself as the sole authority on these subjects. On XML itself, the terminology's pretty well stuck, but I also tend to use the more generic "markup" more and more often. -- Simon St.Laurent Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets Errors, errors, all fall down! http://simonstl.com
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