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ISSUE-67: Naming of "device"

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 14:41:14 +0100
Message-Id: <797FF089-B93E-4326-BAC9-564D66B0FDBD@robineko.com>
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Hi all,

I am loth to open a naming debate, so as agreed on the call yesterday let's make it swift. I initially planned on doing this on a Friday, but I won't be around tomorrow so today's the new Friday.

We've resolved to use the navigator.device.<module>.<method> form yesterday (for APIs where it makes sense, naturally). It's been suggested that "device" isn't such a great name, and alternatives have been proposed.

The following alternative (including keeping things as they are) have been proposed:

  device
  service
  api
  ext

Since this is essentially a bike-shed decision, I've decided to use a variant of the Survivor decision process. The normal Survivor process is synchronous and therefore won't work well here. The variant is this: please vote with the list of options above ordered from the one you *hate most* (and therefore want to see voted off the island) to the one you hate least. The winner will be selected using a commonsensical ordering and tequila. Voting closes when I get to work Monday morning; since this is a vote (albeit informal) we don't need to know what the reasoning behind your preference is (though you may include it, if it's entertaining enough).

My vote: api, ext, device, service.

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Robin Berjon
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