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Re: Renaming WebDatabase and WebSimpleDB

From: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 14:46:26 -0800
Message-ID: <5dd9e5c50911301446x42770f67r4c85fa3e0de822de@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: "Nikunj R. Mehta" <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
I agree with Mike, but I'd also note that "Web Key-Value Database" could
easily be confused with WebStorage given that it also uses a Key-Value
model.

Which brings up another point:  Maybe WebStorage should be renamed as well?

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 8:20 AM, Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi Nikunj,
>
> > @2009-11-26 02:00 -0800:
> [...]
> >  Here's my suggestion:
> >
> >  1. WebDatabase be renamed to WebSQLDatabase
> >  2. WebSimpleDB be renamed to ISAM Database Level 1
>
> I don't think "ISAM Database Level 1" is an improvement.
>
> As an alternative title, I suggest "Web Key-Value Database".
>
> As far as what's wrong with "ISAM Database Level 1": For one
> thing, the term "ISAM" is not actually mentioned anywhere in the
> text of the current draft itself. Also, I would wonder whether
> most people in this group and on this mailing list know what
> "ISAM" is. I didn't. I had to look it up to see what it means. I
> think it would be preferable to have a title that doesn't
> reference a technology term that'll be obscure to most readers.
>
> I also suggest not including "Level 1" in the title unless/until
> we also publish a "Level 2" draft.
>
> And as far as the "Web" part of the title, the benefit of retaining
> that in the title is that it's a convention that's developed as a
> shorthand to indicate that a draft is for a technology that's
> intended to be part of the Web platform -- and to be implemented
> in Web clients/user-agents -- as opposed to being something
> intended to be implemented on the server side, or as opposed to
> something intended to be implemented for some other purpose than
> for delivering and interacting with content on the Web.
>
>  --Mike
>
> --
> Michael(tm) Smith
> http://people.w3.org/mike/
>
>
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