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Re: [hybi] [Uri-review] ws: and wss: schemes

From: Pieter Hintjens <ph@imatix.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 09:42:45 -0400
Message-ID: <5821ea240908081500q11b00d0eh54c94fd9f5f4fa1b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Chris Anderson <jchris@apache.org>, uri-review@ietf.org, hybi@ietf.org, uri@w3.org
On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Mark Nottingham<mnot@mnot.net> wrote:

> websock seems like a good balance...

Apologies for the cross-list posting.  I have to vote with Chris on this.

'ws' is confusing to many and cryptic to the rest.  'websock' has the
advantage of immediate clarity to all.  The 5-characters difference is
not worth the cost of defining a new abbreviation that adds no value.

Think of this as an opportunity for marketing.  "websock" reinforces
the brand, while "ws" weakens it.

-Pieter Hintjens
Received on Monday, 10 August 2009 13:43:07 UTC

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