Subject: Re: [xsl] When to use text()|
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:00:38 +0000
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:39 PM, Eliot Kimber <ekimber@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > What is the alternative? Invent new terms for all concepts for which a > common term would be appropriate? > > It is simply the case that in all technical standards there will be jargon > uses of common terms. It is not reasonable or realistic to expect > otherwise. It is not realistic or reasonable to expect to not have to look > things up to learn or be reminded of the specific meaning of something in > a standard. > As to what is reasonable, my starting benchmark would be how many programmers have ever read a language specification of any sort. I would factor into the equation the fact that there are often several layers of online tutorial, textbook, programmers refernce/nutshell books separating the programmer from the programming specification and wonder how many of those would include this sort of factlet.