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Re: Selectors API naming

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:18:28 +0000 (UTC)
To: Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
Cc: Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0701251915370.21318@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Joćo Eiras wrote:
> > 
> > Given that this discussion was done behind closed doors, and given 
> > that there is certainly not consensus on this (the first reaction I 
> > saw on IRC to this was "wow, those names suck!")
> I find these much better than all other propositions, and I'm not lazy 
> to type longer method names, if they're descriptive. So, it's a matter 
> of personal opinion that "names suck".

My argument is not that the names suck. My argument is that there is not 
concensus, that the decision process was opaque and behind-closed-doors, 
and that having the working group override the editor on such a trivial 
issue as naming is a bad precedent for open Web spec development.

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