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Re: [DOM] Name

From: Jarred Nicholls <jarred@extjs.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 15:53:55 -0400
Message-Id: <49845A20-7478-49DA-AC7B-A6D7DC7DAAF6@sencha.com>
Cc: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Jacob Rossi <jrossi@microsoft.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
To: Jarred Nicholls <jarred@extjs.com>


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On Sep 5, 2011, at 3:42 PM, Jarred Nicholls <jarred@extjs.com> wrote:

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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Sep 5, 2011, at 3:08 PM, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:
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>> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com> wrote:
>>> On 9/4/11 6:39 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Sun, 04 Sep 2011 15:12:45 +0200, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> The CfC to publish a new WD of DOM Core was blocked by this RfC. I will
>>> proceed with a  request to publish a new WD of DOM Core in TR/. The name DOM
>>> Core will be used for the upcoming WD. If anyone wants to propose a name
>>> change, please start a *new* thread.
>>> 
>>> Given that the specification replaces most of DOM2 and DOM3 I suggest we
>>> name it DOM4, including for the upcoming WD (or alternatively a WD we
>>> publish a couple of weeks later).
>>> 
>>> I propose calling it "Web Core".
>>> WC1 (Web Core version 1).
>> 
>> WebCore is one of the major implementation components of WebKit.
>> Calling this spec Web Core might be confusing for folks who work on
>> WebKit.  It would be somewhat like calling a spec Presto.  :)
>> 
>> Adam
> 
> "WebCore" != "Web Core" any webkit engineer understands the difference ;)
> 
> In all seriousness that's unfortunate.  I find DOM to be rather antiquated in this context.  "Platorm Core" maybe...the core of the Web Platform.
> 
> Jarred

Given Adam's kidney shot point, I will have to renig and say DOM4.  Everyone knows what it "means" even if the acronym can't be taken literally, and vendors refer to it heavily in code already.  The point of HTML4 => HTML5 was well received.

Jarred

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>>> The "Web" semantic is popular, easy.
>>> 
>>> The w3c lists are heavy with the "web" semantic: web apps, web components,
>>> web events.
>>> The primary dependency for DOMCore is named Web IDL.
>>> 
>>> It'd give DOM3 some breathing room, to go down its own track.
>>> 
>>> I'd much prefer to go around referring to Web IDL and Web Core.
>>> 
>>> -Charles
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