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Re: Renaming WebDatabase and WebSimpleDB

From: Nikunj R. Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:52:46 -0800
Cc: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <66D91B13-8819-4211-9BE0-CFA55A449156@oracle.com>
To: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>

On Nov 30, 2009, at 3:14 PM, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:

> 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.

Do we make naming decisions considering just us WG members as its  
audience or that of the general public? I think the general public is  
well within its rights to treat Web Storage as a persistence  
technology that seems to be like "Key-Value" database.

I want to emphasize here that I think "key-value" in the title misses  
the subtlety - it is the use of index sequential access that is at the  
heart of WebSimpleDB, and not key-value storage.

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