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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: Axis2 descriptor XML tagnames
Date Mon, 16 Apr 2007 07:10:56 GMT
+1 from me to make this change. We may need to keep the old names for 
backwards compat for a while but let's make it consistent.

I'm +1 for (1).


Afkham Azeez wrote:
> I've noticed that the XML tagnames in the Axis2 descriptors are 
> inconsistent. Some tags start with a simple letter (e.g. parameter), 
> some tags start with a capital letter (e.g. Description). Some tags are 
> written in camel case starting with a simple letter ( e.g.  phaseOrder), 
> some start with capital letters (e.g. InFlow). Some tags are written in 
> all simples (e.g. axisconfig). This is very difficult for a WS developer 
> to remember.
> There are two major styles adopted by some of the popular application 
> servers for their descriptor files;
> 1. Camel case starting with a capital letter e.g. RepositoryLocation
> 2. All simples, separated with hyphens, e.g. repository-location
> I strongly feel that we need to adopt a consistent style. On the other 
> hand, this change may break backward compatibility.
> -- 
> Thanks
> Afkham Azeez
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Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
Founder & Director; Lanka Software Foundation;
Founder, Chairman & CEO; WSO2, Inc.;
Director; Open Source Initiative;
Member; Apache Software Foundation;
Visiting Lecturer; University of Moratuwa;

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