Re: Is this some obscure but correct terminology?

Subject: Re: Is this some obscure but correct terminology?
From: "Jerry Muelver" <jerry -at- hytext -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 16:10:35 -0500

----- Original Message ----- From: "John Posada"

Hi, guys...I received the following sentence in some content from a
developer. I've never seen this usage before, so before I rewrite or
question it, I want to know if anyone has ever seen this usage:

"Hydration/Dehydration of an XML structure from/to ASCII format"

I'm not addressing the use of the slashes or the from/to usage. What
I need to know is, is "hydration" and "dehydration" a phrasing that
those who know the secret handshake would find appropriate?

It's a very secret-handshake thing, used by Java-object-XML-framework people .... --
"Given a Java object and a schema definition for an XML document via a DTD, the XML framework engine facilitates the conversion of the Java object to an XML document or the hydration of the Java object using the XML document as the source."

Unless your audience is specifically these people, try for a more dramatistic and less techno-geek phrasing.

---- Jerry Muelver


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