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Re: [Bug 19561] WaveTable is poorly named

From: Ray Bellis <ray@bellis.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:52:27 +0100
Message-ID: <507EB81B.7050801@bellis.me.uk>
To: public-audio@w3.org
On 17/10/2012 09:16, bugzilla@jessica.w3.org wrote:

> I think I'm with Chris Wilson here. I find it a bit counterintuitive to have
> "Wave" in the name at all, since to me, a wave is a time domain thing but the
> WaveTable object holds frequency domain data (it's the OscillatorNode that
> produces the wave, not the WaveTable object).
> 
> More precisely, the data held in the object is the Fourier series of a periodic
> wave, but I guess PeriodicWaveFourierSeries is a bit too wordy to be practical?

What about "HarmonicTable" ?

It is, after all, a table of (relative) harmonic contributions.

Ray
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