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Re: Renaming WebDatabase and WebSimpleDB

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 08:14:37 +0900
To: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>
Cc: "Nikunj R. Mehta" <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20091130231435.GC29300@sideshowbarker>
Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>, 2009-11-30 14:46 -0800:

> 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.

True but we know the distinction is that Web Storage does not use
a database. Or I guess to put it more precisely, it's not exposed
to applications as a database. I do realize that to casual readers
that distinction might not be obvious to readers. But we always
have a tradeoff between, on the one hand, trying to make spec
titles precise, and on the other hand, keeping the titles concise.
I think the Storage vs. Database distinction is one that makes a
pretty good tradeoff.

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

I don't think we should unless somebody can come up with a concise
way of qualifying it more. I guess "Web Local and Session Storage"
might be more precise, but I'm not sure whether most people would
consider that an improvement.


Michael(tm) Smith
Received on Monday, 30 November 2009 23:14:50 UTC

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