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Re: [whatwg] Web Notifications

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:21:55 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78he52GPfhBvY1aj7inq+J8mQts4+XW2U4Owp3SZ-6jPcQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: public-web-notification@w3.org
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 7:42 PM, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org> wrote:
> My only comment is that when I saw the name "Web Notifications", I
> expected it to be about notifications on the Web, perhaps a
> backchannel notification extension to HTTP or something like that. So
> I wonder if a better name wouldn't be "Browser notifications",
> reserving the name "Web notifications" for some future work with
> applicability to the whole Web.

I made the abstract pretty clear that it is about end-user notifications:

http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/notifications/raw-file/tip/Overview.html

I don't care much for the name (if it was up to me it would just be
"Notifications" :-)) but if you do a search on Google you'll find that
"Web Notifications" is the de facto term for end-user notifications.
The Working Group also caries that name.

We could name the HTTP-based one "network notifications" or "HTTP
notifications" maybe.


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