[uf-new] item property (was: hAudio: audio-title/album-title vs. recording/album)

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Oct 14 09:21:16 PDT 2007

In message <C336A98F.95C44%tantek at cs.stanford.edu>, Tantek Çelik 
<tantek at cs.stanford.edu> writes

>I support re-use of "item" as well, rather than inventing a new term 
>that has apparently the same semantics, which would violate one of our 
>naming principles: re-use the same name to mean the same thing (instead 
>of using two names to mean the same thing).

The two names do not mean the same thing. "item" means "a thing" "track" 
(for example) names that thing, and distinguishes it from other things.

>And regardless of the number of people, if you can point to a principle 
>supporting your position, your position is stronger.  Science is not a 

Nether is science the act of citing made-up principles.

Andy Mabbett

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