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Subject: Re: [chairs] Unique OASIS document identifiers

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/ jkeane <jik@jkeane.com> was heard to say:
| The term "spec" conveys meaning. "cs" has at least 146 meanings as an
| acronym, but not 'committee spec". (See below)

I'm with Lauren, people will learn what it means. Shorter is better.

| Does everyone agree with just deleting the reference to all lower case and
| the deleting the reference to "underscores."

Absolutely not! I am strongly opposed to mixed case in identifiers. It
offers absolutely no benefit in terms of information content and gives
users one more thing to get confused about. While it's true that case
isn't significant in domain names, it is most certainly significant in
URIs and that makes


different from


which is further different from


which means that users will get it wrong at least two times out of
three. Then we'll need redirects to handle the common cases and the
whole thing gets messy.

"All lowercase" is a simple rule that everyone can learn and
understand. MixedCase is a cUlTuRaL issue that HaS no RulEs.

| If so, we are very close to a wrap.  In LegalXML we have closed discussions
| by asking: "Can anyone not live with this?"

I can not live with mixed case.

| Can any one not live with "TC Spec" and deleting the references to all lower

I can't live with any scheme that proposes spaces in the URI either.
At the very least, you must have meant "TC%20Spec" which is really

                                        Be seeing you,

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