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Subject: Re: [office] Groups - ODF_Element_Naming_01 (ODF_Element_Naming_01.pdf)uploaded


Michael Brauer - Sun Germany - ham02 - Hamburg wrote:
> So, <text:p>, <text:h>, <text:a> have been taken from HTML (as well as 
> href and nohref). All the anim attribues have their direct 
> counterparts in SMIL, that is a W3C specification but uses other rules 
> for element and attribute names then XSL-FO, from which we took many 
> formatting properties. <draw:rect> is our counterpart to SVG's 
> <draw:rect>. The term "indent" is used in the XSL-FO specification, 
> and the term "auto", too.
> So, there are probably some situations where we have chosen 
> inconsistent names or unclear abbreviations when we have added new 
> elements and attributes. But many of the names you are listing have 
> been taken from the standards we are based on, because we are not only 
> reusing the semantics, but also the element and attribute names, and 
> their terminology.
Well, I think I avoided all cases where we "borrowed" names that retain 
their original namespaces, such as anything in fo: or smil: for example

Granted that when we use anything from a foreign namespace that we are 
bound to follow its original naming convention.

I am not sure the same thinking applies when we simply re-use a name for 
our own purposes.

And I fully agree that we should follow the semantics of borrowed 
elements as well. That is a very good point.

Hope you are at the start of a great week!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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