[Seaside] Re: Why - XHTML perfectly good names are now given en Seaside new names

Julian Fitzell jfitzell at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 18:00:37 UTC 2011

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 12:33 AM, Ramon Leon <ramon.leon at allresnet.com> wrote:
> On 02/18/2011 04:24 PM, Stuart Herring wrote:
>> I guess the simplest answer to your original question is:
>> The reason Seaside does not use XHTML tag names as-is is because
>> Seaside is not a wrapper, it is an abstraction.
> A simpler answer might be, Smalltalker's just generally don't like
> abbreviations in code, they like words that can be read aloud and spoken
> about without sounding absurd.  When you talk about html, you talk about
> anchors, paragraphs, headings, orderedLists, unorderedLists, etc. That's why
> they're better selectors.

That was (and remains) the reason: it's what feels natural in
Smalltalk. Can we please stop talking about this?


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