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From "Craig McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: [dialog] Name attribute best practice
Date Fri, 25 Aug 2006 18:52:23 GMT
On 8/25/06, Rahul Akolkar <> wrote:
> I would like to propose a best practice for the name attribute used in
> various bits of the XML vocabulary for Shale dialogs that recommends
> restricting these to alphanumeric characters (no spaces etc.)

I suppose there's a technical reason for this ... I really like the
readability of these if we can keep them and it was why I chose "name"
instead of "id' for that attribute in the first place.


Commons SCXML v0.5 is accomodating in that it will allow spaces for
> state IDs (which is what the name attribute maps to) but there are
> good reasons why we will shy away from this in some future release be
> it at the cost of some legibility (driven by changes to that spec
> draft).
> I will produce a patch over the weekend such that the usecase
> application follows this best practice (ofcourse, unless someone has a
> good reason why we can't do without spaces here).
> -Rahul

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