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RE: [capture] keywords (was: Agenda)

From: NN Murthy <nn.murthy@cmcltd.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:04:49 +0530
To: "'Anssi Kostiainen'" <anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com>
Cc: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009601cdc7cb$7400f240$5c02d6c0$@murthy@cmcltd.com>
People associate some meaning to camera where as we mean that it is any
device that can help in capturing a still image. If you want, you can use
"scanner" or "ImageInputDevice" or any such generic name.
- N N Murthy

-----Original Message-----
From: Anssi Kostiainen [mailto:anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com] 
Sent: 21 November 2012 14:45
To: ext NN Murthy
Cc: Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com; public-device-apis@w3.org
Subject: [capture] keywords (was: Agenda)

On 21.11.2012, at 10.46, ext NN Murthy wrote:

> It would have been better to change the key word from "camera" to 
> "Still Image Capture Device". It is possible that many of the 
> developers will be looking at sample code for learning or production 
> code for maintenance. They may not be looking at the standard document.

I don't see how changing the keyword "camera" to "Still Image Capture
Device" would help developers. It is a lot longer, contains whitespace (i.e.
is against established naming conventions), is case sensitive, and much
harder to remember.

I suggest we leave it as is.

-Anssi




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