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Re: [whatwg] Web Notifications

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:38:10 -0400
Message-ID: <CALcoZioSH-97NZGqy6HG0d=c3Z1iLrq67035-aZfK8s5vfZo9A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: public-web-notification@w3.org
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 1:21 AM, 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.

How about "Web Notifications API" then?  It makes it clear that it's
not what I thought it was, but also provides continuity to the
community that's adopted it, as you point out.

Mark.
Received on Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:38:39 GMT

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