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Re: [sensors] LaughometerSensor vs Laughometer?

From: Tobie Langel via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:30:25 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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The main problem here, outside of preferences expressed by different 
folks on this thread, is that there's no way to express this in 
WebIDL. The newly added _namespace_ (arguably a misnomer) doesn't let 
us do that either (it can't contain constructors).

As a side note, there is no plan to call `Accelerometer`, 
`AccelerometerSensor`. It should just be `Accelerometer` (see 
[Extensibility section on 

While I hear your concerns about the lack of namespacing, I do also 
have some concerns about namespacing:

1. it's inconsistent with the rest of the platform,
2. it might delay shipping the spec and implementation for years (or 
at least until we get ES6 modules in the browser),
3. the benefits are essentially cosmetic.

I'd be much more inclined to have a conversation around this if we had
 a clearer path as to what it would imply time-wise, in relationship 
to ES6 modules, and in WebIDL terms to namespace concrete sensors. It 
would be good to hear back from implementors on this topic and it 
would be super useful to know if there were other parts of the 
platform being worked on right now that would adopt a similar design.

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