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Re: Selectors API naming

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 20:23:30 +0100
Message-Id: <3FFBA52E-A75F-4ABC-89C1-9D25EC0F75CC@berjon.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG" <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>

On Jan 26, 2007, at 19:05, Robert Sayre wrote:
> Well, I saw several comments from significant implementors that
> indicated they were unhappy with getElementsListBySelector. I don't
> think the WG needs to provide detailed minutes, but a list of people
> present at the meeting and a coherent rationale would do the trick.

I'm not saying that transparency can't always be improved but major  
implementers are participants in the working group (at the very least  
Opera, Apple, Microsoft, and Mozilla, not to mention folks from major  
mobile companies, folks that reuse browser components, and others) so  
presumably if the WG reached consensus they either took part in it or  
decided not to take part (which counts as accepting the consensus of  
those who do).

I'm not longer on the WG so I don't know how the decision was made,  
but I strongly suspect that people agreed that no amount of  
discussion was going to get everyone to agree so they probably went  
for the decision that made the smallest number of people unhappy. For  
a naming discussion in which there is no consensus, it's unlikely  
that you'll get any other kind of output I'm afraid.

PS: the quote at the bottom of this email was chosen at random I  
swear :) It's just the way of the SigMonster.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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