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Re: Recent history on renaming DOM Core to DOM4

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2011 11:53:29 -0400
Message-ID: <4E639EF9.4090706@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: www-archive@w3.org
Hi, Anne-

On 9/4/11 11:04 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> A reply to a private email.
> Adrian objected[1] to the current name, I agreed and suggested[2] an
> alternative, David Flanagan suggests[3] "WebDOM", I explain[4] why
> "DOM4" is better, David seems[5] fine with it. After not hearing
> anything from Adrian I complain[6], and he replies[7] not giving any
> concrete suggestions other than that "DOM4" might be too unbounded given
> that the scope is unclear. I tell[8] him I clarified the scope even
> more. A little before Arthur started[9] the organization thread, where
> Adrian is again vague[10] and Arthur ends up saying[11] the scope is not
> clear (which I do not believe[12] is true as I clarified it mid-August).
> Meanwhile I still have not gotten feedback on the proposed name nor how
> the "Goals" section does not address the intended scope, but I have
> gotten so much wishy washy process email I feel somewhat annoyed.

I agree that DOM 4 is a much better name.

I think it is ironic, however, that you are annoyed with "process 
issues" when you yourself have been attempting to invoke process and 
using stop-energy to DOM3 Events [1].  If you really believe your own 
rhetoric about decreasing process and being predisposed toward progress, 
then I suggest you practice what you preach.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2011JulSep/0156.html

-Doug Schepers
W3C Developer Outreach
Project Coordinator, SVG, WebApps, Touch Events, and Audio WGs
Received on Sunday, 4 September 2011 15:53:41 UTC

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