[Accessforall] Format of Registry names (spaces, camelCase)

Gregg Vanderheiden gv at trace.wisc.edu
Tue Oct 16 14:50:41 EDT 2012


I think there is lots to learn -  and this will be non-trivial.

Also I think in the end it will be important to have looked before we decreed.  

Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
Director Trace R&D Center
Professor Industrial & Systems Engineering
and Biomedical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison
Technical Director - Cloud4all Project - http://Cloud4all.info
Co-Director, Raising the Floor - International - http://Raisingthefloor.org
and the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Project -  http://GPII.net

On Oct 16, 2012, at 8:43 AM, Colin Clark <colinbdclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2012-10-16, at 8:48 AM, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
>>> I think we do want to impose some minimal naming conventions to make it
>>> easier for programmers in a variety of languages to use these local names
>>> without extra effort. It doesn't seem inappropriately restrictive to
>>> simply ask contributors to the registry to avoid certain characters (such
>>> as spaces) when specifying their local names. Validation in the Registry's
>>> UI can prompt the user, and if we find a desire for more consistency
>>> beyond that, we can come up with a style guide for contributors.
>> OK. This then leads to the next question: should this naming convention be
>> part of ISO 24751?
> I'd suggest that for the time being we shouldn't suggest including this naming convention as part of ISO 24751. Let's work it out, try it in practice for a while, and then suggest it if we find it's a successful approach. I know the ISO committee has its hands full already with our first round of suggestions.
> Colin
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