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Re: Selectors API naming

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 17:10:47 -0500
To: "Simon Pieters" <zcorpan@gmail.com>, João Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tmr7v9n6wxe0ny@30-5-51.wireless.csail.mit.edu>

On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 06:34:28 -0500, Simon Pieters <zcorpan@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> Please note though that Robert typoed the method name. Aditionally, I 
> typoed it too

Sure. You also made a typo with Additionally, above.

> ...and that typo really wasn't intentional just to prove a point. It is 
> easily typoed and I think that is a serious problem.

Our judgement was based on the fact that in general people who are prone to
typos debug them, or use a tool to avoid making such problems.

The reason for GetElementListBySelectors and not getElementsBySelectors  
was to
make it moderately clear and give people a better chance of debugging  
quickly.

We can't satisfy everyone in this issue since there is a classic  
big-endian /
small-endian disagreement. I don't think any of the sensible arguments  
haven't
been made (and there are probably some others that have as well).

cheers

Chaals

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