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Re: Rename XBL2 to something without X, B, or L?

From: Kenneth Rohde Christiansen <kenneth.christiansen@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 22:37:29 +0100
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To: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
I'm with you :-) I really dislike the current name, and it keeps
reminding me of XBEL, the bookmark exchanging language.


On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 10:24 PM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Looking at the use cases and the problems the current XBL2 spec is
> trying address, I think it might be a good idea to rename it into
> something that is less legacy-bound? Hixie already cleverly disguised
> the "X" as  [X]engamous in the latest draft, and if this spec is to
> become part of HTML, it probably should lose an 'L'. As for 'B',
> describing what XBL2 aims to do as 'bindings' ain't super-accurate.
> The way I look at it, the problems we're trying to solve are:
> a) templating --  for astoundingly fast creation of DOM chunks using
> declarative syntax;
> b) shadow DOM -- for maximum-pleasure encapsulation and leak-free
> component abstraction of DOM chunks;
> c) binding -- for joy-filled extension and decoration DOM elements.
> Describing all these as just "Binding" just feels wrong. "Web
> Components" perhaps or something along these lines?
> Who's with me? :)
> :DG<

Kenneth Rohde Christiansen
Senior Engineer
Application and Service Frameworks, Nokia Danmark A/S
Phone  +45 4093 0598 / E-mail kenneth.christiansen at gmail.com

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