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

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 07:44:03 -0400
Message-ID: <4E982083.4010809@nokia.com>
To: ext Scott Graham <scottmg@google.com>
CC: "ext Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Web Events Working Group WG <public-webevents@w3.org>
On 10/13/11 5:19 PM, ext Scott Graham wrote:
>> I tend to agree with Tab that Gamepad is sufficient until such time there is
>> clear and compelling reason(s) and consensus to change it.
> That sounds good to me as well.
>
>> That said, Alexy mentioned "Game Controller" and indeed wikipedia considers
>> it a generic name for many "types of game controllers":
>>
>>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_controller
> Yes, I think that would also be a reasonable name. In the Sept 20th
> meeting, the consensus was that calling it GameController invited too
> much generality and lead the spec into areas that we did not want to
> be involved in. On that basis, I think we should stick with Gamepad.
> I'm happy to discuss on next week's call or here if anyone has further
> thoughts of course.
>
> For the time being, I've tried to clarify and make more explicit the
> Scope section of the gamepad draft spec, by explaining that the goal
> is to explicitly support gamepads, and then for free, gain support for
> other devices that have similar features.

If no alternate proposal to Gamepad gains broad consensus by October 
17,  on the 18th, I will plan to close this Issue and we'll stick with 
Gamepad (no need for teleconf time for this issue).

-AB
Received on Friday, 14 October 2011 11:44:24 UTC

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