Re: XML tag usage question

Subject: Re: XML tag usage question
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 15:59:42 -0400

> My guy is using the word "prop", short for property.

Well, IMO, your "guy" and the rest of his department have some explaining
to do.

The terminology describing SGML and XML are ISO recognised standards
produced by the W3C. There's no good or justifiable reason to create
in-house terms and it would be deplorable to teach newcomers non-standard

Besides the recognised standards and every decent introduction, web site,
and text book I know, Google fight gives 365,000 for "element attribute"
vs. 83,900 for "element property".

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer


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