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Subject: [relax-ng] Fw: [xml-dev] Do Names Matter?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Gertner" <matthew.gertner@schemantix.com>
To: "'John Cowan'" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 12:10 AM
Subject: [xml-dev] 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
> 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
> successful technology, names do matter, IMO.
> <tongue in="cheek">Consider the Mac, which is a clear exception to the
> 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
> 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.
> choosing a new name would be the perfect excuse to launch a big PR
> campaign...
> Matt
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