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Re: Renaming WebDatabase and WebSimpleDB

From: Nikunj R. Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 21:28:14 -0800
Cc: ext Michael Nordman <michaeln@google.com>, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>, Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
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To: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
I like the name, except the Web part. Why is it necessary? I argued  
that it will not be limited to user agents only.

Would it really be bad to call it Index Sequential Database?

On Nov 30, 2009, at 5:34 PM, Frederick Hirsch wrote:

> how about "Indexed Sequential Web Database", losing the acronym,  
> even if familiar to those who work with databases? (not web-indexed,  
> however...)
>
> regards, Frederick
>
> Frederick Hirsch
> Nokia
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> On Nov 30, 2009, at 8:11 PM, ext Michael Nordman wrote:
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>> Web-Indexed-Storage
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>> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 4:52 PM, Nikunj R. Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com 
>> > wrote:
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>> On Nov 30, 2009, at 3:14 PM, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
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>> 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.
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>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>> Nikunj
>> http://o-micron.blogspot.com
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Nikunj
http://o-micron.blogspot.com
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