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Re: Names of CSS specifications

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:31:35 -0800
Message-ID: <497642B7.7090403@inkedblade.net>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, www-style@w3.org

L. David Baron wrote:
> On Tuesday 2009-01-20 13:47 +0100, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> It seems we are not that consistent in naming our specifications. Do we  
>> care about fixing this? http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work.html is  
>> also not consistent with specifications.
>>
>> E.g.
>>
>>   CSS3 Module: Fonts
>>   CSS Color Module Level 3
>>   CSS Text Level 3
>>   CSS Namespaces Module
>>   CSS3 Basic User Interface Module
>>
>> are all different in style.
> 
> One difference is that the first and last are considerably older
> than the other three.  In particular, we discussed modularization in
> May 2006 when we decided that the modules can progress
> independently (minuted at [1], member-only).
> 
> The middle three seem largely consistent.  Namespaces in in fact
> substantively different from the others in that the features it
> defines are new.
> 
>> Now it might be that http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work.html  
>> suggests consistent names for these in the table fantasai made though 
>> even there I find CSSOM View Module where none of the other names have 
>> Module in them.
> 
> I think these may well have been intended to be the new names used.

It is as dbaron says. We have a resolution to use the names in the
current-work table going forward, with the addition of "Module":

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-css-wg/2007JulSep/0114.html

  | CSS Module Naming
  | -----------------
  |
  |    Christoph Päper noticed that our naming is rather inconsistent.
  |    fantasai proposes using the names in the table at
  |      http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work
  |    RESOLVED use names in current-work, except add "Module",
  |    e.g."CSS Foo Module Level 3"

~fantasai
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