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Re: [web-annotation] Rename `role` to `motive`

From: Doug Schepers via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:21:28 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-158542544-1448058087-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
I'm fine with some other name besides `motive`… `role` is the one that
 I have a problem with.

I think I'd even prefer `intent`, even with the possible association 
with Web Intents. (For reference, see http://www.webintents.org/ and 
http://www.w3.org/TR/web-intents/. Their initial list of intents was 
`Share`, `Edit`, `View`, `Pick`, `Subscribe`, and `Save`… mostly 
different than ours.)

Alternately, we could change both `Motivation` and `role` to `motive`,
 and have consistency throughout. Or, drop `Motivation` from the 
Annotation root. (I'm not trying to raise controversy, but I'm not 
sure that there was strong consensus on having both `Motivation` and 
`role`… it was rolled in as part of a larger decision. I'm also not 
saying we necessarily should drop `Motivation`, just that a short 
discussion to validate that decision would be useful.)

So, more generally, I'm saying we have some options here; I'd prefer 
we not use the term `role` because it's both overloaded and a misnomer
 (as motivations are currently defined).

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