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Re: [EME] Recent bugs

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:56:52 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAudOs==j7+deKX_auYJW441MjFgYJHenXtC9_3=9OXhUAg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Dorwin <ddorwin@google.com>
Cc: "public-html-media@w3.org" <public-html-media@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 8:42 PM, David Dorwin <ddorwin@google.com> wrote:
> As noted in my previous email, there are now EME issues on GitHub.

:-( This is a general lock-in problem with GitHub. The excuse why it's
OK to host repos there is that a DVCS makes it OK to host anywhere,
but then issues get filed on GitHub instead of Bugzillas with
commitment to long-term availability of bug history, so there's a risk
of losing the trail of why changes were made in case the GitHub issue
tracker ever goes away.

> In addition, there are four new bugs in Bugzilla:
>
> 27740 - Suggest changing interface name 'MediaKeyStatuses' to
> 'MediaKeyStatusMap'
> 27739 - Change event name 'keyschange' to 'keychange'.
> 27738 - Need to change name of 'message' event to avoid confusion.

There's an additional bug that's blocked on naming things:
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=27124 ; and there's a
bug that's almost about naming things:
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=27283

While naming is important in the sense that bad names confuse
developers who are supposed to work with the API, naming issues really
are a total bikeshed. Moreover, once implementations ship, there will
be more value in stable names than in perfect names. If the Task Force
continues to signal indecision and instability regarding to naming,
there's a risk of prolonged vendor prefixing, and vendor prefixing is
fundamentally hostile to interop, since different browsers implement
things that are different as far as the calling code is concerned.

I'd like to ask to Task Force to, please, decide the above 5 naming
bugs very, very soon (as in: within about a week) and then stick to
the names.

> Finally, the following are blocked on a response from the person that
> [re]opened them:
>
> Henri: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=27268

Sorry about the delay here. I've replied.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@hsivonen.fi
https://hsivonen.fi/
Received on Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:57:15 UTC

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