W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-webapps@w3.org > April to June 2012

Re: [selectors-api] Consider backporting find() behavior to querySelector()

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:59:10 +0200
To: "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kennyluck@csail.mit.edu>
Cc: "public-webapps.w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wf4yww2kidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:57:17 +0200, Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu  
<kennyluck@csail.mit.edu> wrote:

> (12/06/18 22:45), Simon Pieters wrote:
>> I think we should instead either fix the old API (if it turns out to not
>> Break the Web) or live with past mistake (if it turns out it does). To
>> find out whether it Breaks the Web (and the breakage can't be evanged),
>> I suggest we ship the backwards-incompatible change to querySelector()
>> in nightly/aurora (or equivalent) in one or more browsers for some time.
>
> I didn't read through all the QSA threads, but isn't the function name
> itself a mistake that many people don't want to live with?

We have lots of shipped APIs with worse names. I think we should live with  
past mistakes, try not to make them again, and move on.

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:58:24 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:49:52 GMT