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Re: WebEvents-ISSUE-24: Concern about Gamepad name being unclear

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:46:38 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAwK62Z=Mxn-zdfcUkkyMrCgfqR58WCar02q1vkmQtPsw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Events Working Group WG <public-webevents@w3.org>
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Web Events Working Group Issue
Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:
> WebEvents-ISSUE-24: Concern about Gamepad name being unclear
> http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/track/issues/24
> Raised by: Scott Graham
> On product:
> ap@webkit.org feels that the "Gamepad" name is unclear. We have discussed this (and evolved from "Joystick" to "Gamepad" recently) but noting this issue so that we can perhaps improve if someone thinks of a better, more descriptive name.
> (There has been some discussion on the webkit-dev mailing list, e.g. https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2011-October/018252.html, but Alexey is not inclined to discuss with the WG, so I'm noting the issue here for reference.)

FWIW, I think "Gamepad" is roughly the most generic-yet-informative
name we can possibly get away with.  I don't think that AP's confusion
in that thread will be generally shared.

("Joystick" was a somewhat confusing name, because it's either archaic
or refers to a part of a modern controller, neither of which is what
the API is for.)

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