Talk:Ajax (programming)/Archive PageMove

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AJAX or Ajax?

In original Garret's article he refers to the term as Ajax, not AJAX. Shouldn't we rewrite the title then?

  • My vote is for "Ajax". My guess is that if we persist in calling it "AJAX" people will notice and then this groundbreaking new technology will be pronounced Ay-Jay-Ay-Eks, and that would suck. Eric B. and Rakim 22:02, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • How can you call it groundbreaking new technology? It's neither groundbreaking nor new. Nor is it a single technology.
  • "AJAX". Despite how it is spelt in the initial article, the prevailing common usage is "AJAX", and it is in fact an acronym. I don't think pronunciation has any bearing on it. (Who pronounces LASER, DARPA, SCUBA etc by their initials?) --kjd 07:29, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • I vote for Ajax. If you google for for the name, it becomes apparent that the most widespread usage is not the uppercased one. So there, Ajax as the person who coined this term intended, and not "AJAX". Fatalis 12:48, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • "Ajax". No one capitalizes LASER, and no one should, despite it being an acronym. "Ajax" wasn't coined with capitals, and there's no need for them. The term makes a techie concept friendly and accessible to non-techies (which is a good thing), and capitalizing it undermines that effect.
  • * But everyone capitalizes NASA.
  • Ajax. The term was unequivocally coined using the "Ajax" spelling form, which really should trump anything else. Likewise, as the Google search by Fatalis shows, the prevailing common really isn't all-caps. Jason 16:35, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
    • NOTE: I've requested a page move to either Ajax or Ajax (Programming), based on a consensus of the minor amount of discussion here (and in the hopes that it will stimulate any further discussion that needs to happen). I'd love to see it end up at Ajax, but I'm not sure that it'd be entirely warranted, as the Ajax disambiguation page is currently there and I'm not sure that this use of Ajax is enough to warrant displacing it. The other option I propose is to move the page to Ajax (Programming), but of course I'm up for other suggestions. Also note that I didn't edit the page itself to change AJAX to Ajax, as I wouldn't begin to claim that that wouldn't be controversial without first having this discussion. And lastly, I obviously didn't rename this section to "Requested Move", in deference to the original author of the section. Jason 16:20, 7 August 2005 (UTC)
      • Strongly oppose move to simple Ajax. There is no clear primary meaning, and if there were, it would be either one of the Greek heroes or the cleanser. Septentrionalis 21:10, 8 August 2005 (UTC)
      • I couldn't care if the page ends up at Ajax (programming) or AJAX, but I oppose it being moved to Ajax. The gods, the football team, and even the bleach are more notable uses of the term. --Kiand 22:31, 8 August 2005 (UTC)
      • Suppport move to Ajax (Programming). Opposed to moving to Ajax. There are other ajax terms that are much more notable. Ajax should be kept as it is. AJAX should be renamed to Ajax in the article. --Sleepyhead81 07:12, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
      • Support move to Ajax (Programming); Oppose move to Ajax. Mindmatrix 13:38, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
      • Comment: Unsurprisingly, Garrett also prefers Ajax to AJAX. Oh, and I'll finalize my own vote to support Ajax (Programming) Ajax (programming) over Ajax; my initial suspicion was that the programming term didn't reach the stature to displace the more notable uses, and it looks like that's the community opinion. As of now, it looks like there's support for the move and that it's far less controversial than I thought it would be, but I'll likely wait for the full five-day comment period to elapse before doing anything about it. Jason 14:52, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
      • Support a move to Ajax (programming) - programming is not a proper noun so should not be capitalised, see the Naming Conventions. Vclaw 01:01, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
        • When you're right, you're right; I've amended my vote to Ajax (programming). I assume this isn't a controversial change from Ajax (Programming), so I'll assume that the votes for the latter equally apply to the former unless someone says otherwise. Sound reasonable? Jason 01:38, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

Moved to Ajax (programming), as of today. Jason 22:33, 13 August 2005 (UTC)