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Re: [push] Consider renaming "push notification" to "push message" in the Push API spec

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:55:55 +0800
Cc: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@google.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <16D36F4C-99B4-4585-83CF-DCDD130EF349@mnot.net>
To: Michael van Ouwerkerk <mvanouwerkerk@google.com>
FWIW, we also have “Server Push” in HTTP/2; that seems confusable as well…

On 11 Mar 2014, at 7:36 pm, Michael van Ouwerkerk <mvanouwerkerk@google.com> wrote:

> I think that's a great suggestion Jeffrey.
> Specifically, I would like to avoid confusing concepts and terminology in the Push API with those in Web Notifications: http://www.w3.org/TR/notifications/
> This is important because these two APIs are often discussed together: an app might display a notification to the user after receiving a push message from the server.
> Regards,
> Michael
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 6:14 PM, Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@google.com> wrote:
> The term "push notification" in
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/push/raw-file/tip/index.html#dfn-push-notification
> seems to confuse people into thinking that the user will be
> notified/bothered when such a message arrives. This is reinforced by
> the fact that iOS uses "push notification" for exactly that: a way to
> notify the user based on a message from a server. See
> https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/NetworkingInternet/Conceptual/RemoteNotificationsPG/Chapters/WhatAreRemoteNotif.html.
> Since the spec already uses the name "PushMessage" for the thing
> delivered by a push notification
> (https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/push/raw-file/tip/index.html#pushmessage-interface),
> it seems like "push message" would be a good replacement for the
> current ambiguous name.
> Thanks,
> Jeffrey Yasskin
> P.S. I'm not subscribed to public-webapps@, so please cc me if you
> want me to reply.

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Thursday, 13 March 2014 07:23:37 UTC

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