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Subject: Re: [sca-assembly] CamelCase convention recommendation from OpenCSAliaison committee


I think it would be of interest to understand how the new
formulations relate to one or more of the NDR specifications
that document common practice in related environments.  In
any case, this information would be useful to me for creating
a new entry in my NDR overview document:

[and: http://xml.coverpages.org/camelCase.html ]

Thanks if someone can provide this kind of description.

  - Robin

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On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, Mike Edwards wrote:

> Folks,
> The SCA-Policy TC noticed that intents defined in various SCA
> spec do not follow any particular convention. That TC decided to fix it
> for the policy specs by adopting the convention of using camelCase with
> first letter lower case unless the word was an acronym (such as SOAP
> or JMS). They then asked the liaison committee to make this
> recommendation to the rest of the OpenCSA TCs.
> The Liaison subcommittee today decided the following:
> Liaison committee recommends that all the TC's adopt the Policy TC
> recommendation that intents use camelCase (first letter lowercase)
> except for acronyms which would be all upper case.
> and
> LSC recommends adding some text to the "conventions" section of the
> specs which describes the naming conventions:
> e.g. intents as above, type names are CamelCase, element names are
> camelCase, attributes are @camelCase are preceded by an "@" sign, etc.
> ....and that the Assembly TC should take the lead on documenting these
> conventions by adding
> a new section at the start of the spec.
> I will raise an issue for this.
> Yours,  Mike.
> Strategist - Emerging Technologies, SCA & SDO.
> Co Chair OASIS SCA Assembly TC.
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