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Rename XBL2 to something without X, B, or L?

From: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:24:21 -0800
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To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Dear all,

Looking at the use cases and the problems the current XBL2 spec is
trying address, I think it might be a good idea to rename it into
something that is less legacy-bound? Hixie already cleverly disguised
the "X" as  [X]engamous in the latest draft, and if this spec is to
become part of HTML, it probably should lose an 'L'. As for 'B',
describing what XBL2 aims to do as 'bindings' ain't super-accurate.

The way I look at it, the problems we're trying to solve are:

a) templating --  for astoundingly fast creation of DOM chunks using
declarative syntax;
b) shadow DOM -- for maximum-pleasure encapsulation and leak-free
component abstraction of DOM chunks;
c) binding -- for joy-filled extension and decoration DOM elements.

Describing all these as just "Binding" just feels wrong. "Web
Components" perhaps or something along these lines?

Who's with me? :)

Received on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 21:25:16 UTC

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