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Re: Call for consensus on renaming "statusCodes" to "possibleStatus" and "StatusCodeDescription" to "Status" (ISSUE-27)

From: Thomas Hoppe <thomas.hoppe@n-fuse.de>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:53:46 -0400
Message-ID: <53D396CA.3070606@n-fuse.de>
To: "McBennett, Pat" <McBennettP@DNB.com>, "public-hydra@w3.org" <public-hydra@w3.org>
Hi Pat,

 > But shouldn't it be 'potentialStatuses'?

No, please see this discussion:


On 07/26/2014 07:40 AM, McBennett, Pat wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Thomas Hoppe [mailto:thomas.hoppe@n-fuse.de]
>> Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:42 AM
>> To: public-hydra@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: Call for consensus on renaming "statusCodes" to
>> "possibleStatus" and "StatusCodeDescription" to "Status" (ISSUE-27)
>> Yea, potentialStatus is synonym to possibleStatus to me, as both express the
>> existence of a status but also hint that they are not limited to the ones
>> enumerated.
>> So I'm also fine with that.
> I'm +1 on 'potentialStatus'. But shouldn't it be 'potentialStatuses'? It looks more awkward and clumsy, but isn't it more accurate? And doesn't it more explicitly communicate the fact we can have many potential statuses?
> 'possibleStatus' or 'possibleStatuses' has the potential to be interpreted as being the complete set of all possible statuses. 'potentialStatuses' does too of course, but just less so I think.
>> On 07/25/2014 09:50 PM, Markus Lanthaler wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I would like to get some more opinions about this naming decision here
>>> before I mark the issue as resolved. We have two candidates
>> "possibleStatus"
>>> and "potentialStatus". Thomas said:
>>> On 22 Jul 2014 at 00:11, Thomas Hoppe wrote:
>>>> I vote for possibleStatus or just status as we could just describe in
>>>> prose that the property conveys the meaning of a potential Status.
>>> I personally would prefer potentialStatus as I think it is less
>>> definitive (other statuses are possible as well). Thomas, why do you
>>> prefer possibleStatus?
>>> --
>>> Markus Lanthaler
>>> @markuslanthaler
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