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RE: ISSUE-67: Naming of "device"

From: Nilsson, Claes1 <Claes1.Nilsson@sonyericsson.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 11:44:33 +0100
To: 'Dion Almaer' <dion@almaer.com>
CC: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6DFA1B20D858A14488A66D6EEDF26AA3208923CFE4@seldmbx03.corpusers.net>
Dion, I agree on your arguments against the "device" namespace. That's why my first choice is "service" (even though I am working at a "device" company :) )

Claes

From: Dion Almaer [mailto:dion@almaer.com]
Sent: fredag den 15 januari 2010 19:40
To: Nilsson, Claes1
Cc: Robin Berjon; public-device-apis@w3.org
Subject: Re: ISSUE-67: Naming of "device"

I know that there are already minutes on this, but I am with Doug. Having a namespace like this adds nothing and feels arbitory. My laptop is a device. Geolocation is one example. Access to video recording abilities? If you look to the future won't MOST APIs be available through "devices"? It feels like a decision based on the naming of this working group and should be reconsidered. (This is coming from someone who works for a "device" company)
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 1:24 AM, Nilsson, Claes1 <Claes1.Nilsson@sonyericsson.com<mailto:Claes1.Nilsson@sonyericsson.com>> wrote:
My vote is: api, ext, device, service

Looking forward to the tequila.

Claes

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> request@w3.org<mailto:request@w3.org>] On Behalf Of Robin Berjon
> Sent: torsdag den 14 januari 2010 14:41
> To: public-device-apis@w3.org<mailto:public-device-apis@w3.org>
> Subject: ISSUE-67: Naming of "device"
>
> 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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