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Re: [selectors-api] The Naming Debate

From: Martijn <martijn.martijn@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 04:30:35 +0200
Message-ID: <6c97b8b10706271930v680d60a0i29c1493a7670e700@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: "Doug Schepers" <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>, public-webapi <public-webapi@w3.org>

2007/6/28, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>:
> Hi guys,
> I am sorry. I suspect as chair that I failed to ensure that the issues
> were sufficiently clearly marked.

Sorry, I don't understand. What do you mean? Marked what?

> It seemed to me that while the meeting which decided on names had reached
> a consensus among those present, we failed to establish a consensus on
> naming amongst the group at large. I therefore asked Lachy to try and do
> so. And I think he did an admirable job - as shown by the fact that for
> the first time I have not seen someone say "we really cannot live with
> these names and will block consensus if necessary". Whether they are
> perfect is, IMHO, immaterial, since the chances of that happening and of
> us still thinking they were perfect in 10 years time are vanshingly close
> to zero. That they are generally acceptable is what matters so we can
> publish a spec and people can get on with implementing and using it.

I didn't reply to that, because I was completely flabbergasted.

And you've not even mentioned this once on the public-webapi mailing
list, afaics. It seems Jean-Yves and Doug were also surprised.

So that left me convinced that getElementsBySelector was the way it
was going to be.
When did you ask Lachy to do this? Just after that meeting?

> I held the issue open because I had been told by people that the
> resolution we had reached for was in fact unacceptable. I am very happy

Which people?

> (and grateful to all concerned) that so far the new proposal hasn't
> suffered that problem, and hopeful that this will allow us to proceed -
> less than six months (!) after all the substantive issues seem to have
> been settled...

Like I said, I was (am still) just too stupefied by Lachy's mail.
I was planning on replying it this weekend.
Is that still allowed or has the final decision now been made?

There is really a lack of communication here...


> cheers
> Chaals
> --
>    Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software: Standards Group
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