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Re: <bb> - typo, rename?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 01:03:48 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901230102350.7181@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 00:04:33 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > Yeah, I don't love the name either. I'm open to ideas, but the problem 
> > is any descriptive name becomes quite unwieldy and unlike other names.
> 
> The same person who noted the typo and the potential for typos suggested 
> <browserbutton> or <nativebutton>. I'd personally prefer the former.

On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, Justin James wrote:
>
> I think that "browserbutton" is both descriptive and memorable for this 
> item, without the potential for typo problems like the other "ubutton" 
> or "bbutton" proposals.

The problem is that those names are too similar to <button>, IMHO. They're 
also pretty long.

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