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Subject: Re: [security-services] Additional suggestions for naming changes

Randall Rick wrote:
> If this is still open for discussion, I would like to add $0.02 ...

Yep, still open!  I suspect it will remain officially open till next 
Tuesday, though trends should become apparent well before then.

>>Service -> Svc               no
> [rr] Yes?: I have seen this abbreviation in the past.  I missed the
> explanation of why someone thought this abbreviation is a bad idea?

It only appears in a couple of relatively obscure places, so perhaps not 
worth optimizing.

>>Statement -> Stmt            no
> [rr] Yes?: I have also seen this abbreviation used this way in the
> past.  I think this got an "F" on your original list, but I do not know
> why.

Personal preference on my part. :-)  If we're looking for a principle, 
it could be something along the lines of "Try not to exclude *all* the 
vowels", which would eliminate Svc too.  (SAML is an English-based 
vocabulary already, but it's nice not to make life too difficult for 
people for whom English is a second language and who might be puzzled by 
Svc or Stmt.)

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