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Re: ACTION-831: Continue discussion of the title on the list (CT Guidelines; LC-2018)

From: Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:46:47 +0100
Message-ID: <48CA2C77.8030800@mtld.mobi>
To: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
CC: Sean Patterson <SPatterson@Novarra.com>, public-bpwg-ct <public-bpwg-ct@w3.org>

Hmmm, the possibilities are nearly endless. Here is another one:

Content Transformation Proxy Interoperability Guidelines

(putting the focus on the Proxy and with the possibility of demoting the 
stuff about origin servers to non-normative to lessen the appearance of 
creating a profile of HTTP or creating a protocol)


On 10/09/2008 14:17, Francois Daoust wrote:
> Thanks for this long list of choices, Sean.
> About the long title in 10., I would even complete it with 
> "communication", because what we're trying to achieve here is to define 
> ways for Content Providers and Content Transformation Proxies to 
> communicate with each other.
> "Content Transformation by HTTP Proxies: Communication Guidelines for 
> Content Providers and Content Transformation Proxies"
> ... but I don't quite like the result. I'm merely mentioning it in case 
> someone comes up with a better idea that captures the abstract more 
> precisely.
> That being said, I'd go for 12. as well, which also has the advantage of 
> not changing the title too radically.
> Francois.
> Sean Patterson wrote:
>> In LC-2018 it is suggested the title “Content Transformation 
>> Guidelines” is too generic and uninitiated readers would really not 
>> have any clue that the CT Guidelines refer to content transformation 
>> using an HTTP proxy server for (typically) mobile devices.  I can see 
>> the point and on the CT call on last Tuesday, the consensus seemed to 
>> be that a more descriptive name would be nice if we could come up with 
>> a good one.
>> Here are some suggestions from LC-2018, from the teleconference, and a 
>> few that I came up with:
>> 1. Mobile Web Content Transformation (from LC-2018)
>> 2. Content Transformation for Mobile Presentation (from LC-2018)
>> 3. Content Adaptation Guidelines
>> 4. Content Transformation by Proxies
>> 5. Content Transformation by HTTP Proxies
>> 6. Content Transformation by HTTP Proxies: Guidelines
>> 7. Guidelines for Content Transformation by HTTP Proxies
>> 8. Guidelines for Content Transformation Proxies
>> 9. Content Transformation Orientation Guide
>> 10. Content Transformation by HTTP Proxies:  Guidelines for Content 
>> Providers and Operators of Content Transformation Proxies (in case we 
>> want a really long title)
>> 11. Guidelines for Operation of and Interaction with Content 
>> Transformation Proxies
>> 12. Content Transformation Proxies: Guidelines
>> 13. Content Transformation by HTTP Proxies for Limited Browsers: 
>> Guidelines
>> In most of the above, we could also replace the word “proxies” with 
>> “proxy servers”.
>> In a previous call I remember that we discussed adding “mobile” to the 
>> title and decided against it because the CT Guidelines did not 
>> necessarily only have to apply to mobile devices.
>> With the word “guidelines” there are several options: put it the 
>> beginning of the title (e.g., 11), put it at the end (e.g., the 
>> current title), make it a subtitle (e.g., 6), or just leave it off 
>> altogether (e.g., 4).  There are lots of combinations that I haven’t 
>> enumerated above.
>> I think I’m partial to 8 or 12.  10 is really not that bad (although 
>> others may disagree with me) if we want a more descriptive title.
>> Sean
Received on Friday, 12 September 2008 08:47:46 UTC

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