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Re: Renaming "Session" to "Connection"

From: mark a. foltz <mfoltz@google.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:53:55 -0700
Message-ID: <CALgg+HFnb58=3UmhQ9qNwjcZF15WU5JhN3DuzB6aRNrHqBmpCg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: "public-secondscreen@w3.org" <public-secondscreen@w3.org>
I do agree with this.   "Session" implies that the lifetime of the
PresentationSession is tied to the lifetime of the presentation.  It's not;
the "sessions" are really "connections" that are tied to the lifetime of a
specific opener/controller that may become disconnected.

I was thinking that PresentationController also makes sense in this context.

It depends a bit on the meaning of .close(): does it close a specific
controller's connection, or does it terminate the presentation?  See [1].

[1] https://github.com/w3c/presentation-api/issues/35

m.


On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 12:08 AM, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> Another bikeshed issue. Feel free to simply downvote this one since I
> realize that it's a big change which might not be worth it since it's
> a name change.
>
> I feel like the term "Session" is a bit confusing. To me a "session"
> is more like "the time between when an application starts and when it
> is shut down".
>
> During that period of time one or more "Connections" can be made to
> the application from user devices. These connections might temporarily
> get disconnected, but that doesn't abort the "session".
>
> Additionally multiple people might connect to the application. Each of
> these is a "Connection" connecting to the "session" on the TV.
>
> So it would make a lot of sense to me to rename "Session" to
> "Connection" in the various APIs. Including renaming
> "PresentationSession" to "PresentationConnection",
> "onsessionavailable" to "onconnectionavailable" and "getSession(s)" to
> "getConnection(s)", etc.
>
> Again, feel free to ignore this if you feel that you disagree, or that
> the spec churn isn't worth it.
>
> / Jonas
>
>
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