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Re: [DOM] Name

From: Jarred Nicholls <jarred@extjs.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 15:41:10 -0400
Message-Id: <0922E674-8FDF-4BDD-8095-5245955ACD4C@sencha.com>
Cc: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Jacob Rossi <jrossi@microsoft.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>

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On Sep 5, 2011, at 3:08 PM, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com> wrote:
>> On 9/4/11 6:39 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> On Sun, 04 Sep 2011 15:12:45 +0200, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
>> wrote:
>> The CfC to publish a new WD of DOM Core was blocked by this RfC. I will
>> proceed with a  request to publish a new WD of DOM Core in TR/. The name DOM
>> Core will be used for the upcoming WD. If anyone wants to propose a name
>> change, please start a *new* thread.
>> Given that the specification replaces most of DOM2 and DOM3 I suggest we
>> name it DOM4, including for the upcoming WD (or alternatively a WD we
>> publish a couple of weeks later).
>> I propose calling it "Web Core".
>> WC1 (Web Core version 1).
> WebCore is one of the major implementation components of WebKit.
> Calling this spec Web Core might be confusing for folks who work on
> WebKit.  It would be somewhat like calling a spec Presto.  :)
> Adam

"WebCore" != "Web Core" any webkit engineer understands the difference ;)

In all seriousness that's unfortunate.  I find DOM to be rather antiquated in this context.  "Platorm Core" maybe...the core of the Web Platform.


>> The "Web" semantic is popular, easy.
>> The w3c lists are heavy with the "web" semantic: web apps, web components,
>> web events.
>> The primary dependency for DOMCore is named Web IDL.
>> It'd give DOM3 some breathing room, to go down its own track.
>> I'd much prefer to go around referring to Web IDL and Web Core.
>> -Charles
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