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Re: Selectors API naming

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 17:46:08 -0500
Message-ID: <4589BD30.3080005@schepers.cc>
To: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>


Some context...

Ian Hickson wrote:
> I propose that we let the document's editor 
> take into account all the input and then have the editor make a decision 
> that addresses everyone's concerns as much as possible. 
> I have confidence in Anne; I'm sure he would not design by theology, but 
> would indeed take into account everyone opinions and create a consistent 
> specification that is a good compromise without sacrificing spec quality.

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
 > One of the arguments that was made was also that the existing methods
 > have failed, which would make #3 the odd one out and probably #2 as
 > well. "I don't really care what the final name, but it should match
 > the first principle..."

Given the editor's strong stance for your own viewpoint, it seems that 
your deference to him is not altruistic.

If you merely want the debate to end, the obvious course of action is 
for you to concede the point.  Otherwise I suggest we find a real 
compromise, not just editorial whim.  Both implementors and authors have 
come down on both sides of this argument, sadly.

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