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Re: [whatwg] Web Notifications

From: Doug Turner <dougt@dougt.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:26:21 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHni0v_Ooi_hhuSS=ytJJy=8qsGH7Cn+f1envFnywD+XnkDbhA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, public-web-notification@w3.org
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:
> 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.
>
>
> --
> Anne  Opera Software
> http://annevankesteren.nl/
> http://www.opera.com/
>

I agree with Anne, but a bit further.  We all have better things to do
than bikeshed over the name.

Doug
Received on Friday, 22 June 2012 05:26:50 GMT

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