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Re: ISSUE-67: Naming of "device"

From: John Kemp <john@jkemp.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:02:12 -0500
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-Id: <6FFB6581-2985-44E4-8F76-DCDB57F9225D@jkemp.net>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
api, ext, device, service

Are you inviting us for tequila too (in which case, I accept) Robin? ;)

- johnk

On Jan 14, 2010, at 8:41 AM, Robin Berjon wrote:

> 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.
> 
> --
> Robin Berjon
>  robineko  hired gun, higher standards
>  http://robineko.com/
> 
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