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From Freeman Fang <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Rename "Simple Frontend" --> "No-Annotation Frontend"?
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:45:56 GMT
+1 to update the docs.

Freeman Fang

Twitter: freemanfang

On 2012-8-31, at 上午4:31, Glen Mazza wrote:

> Team, I'd like to rename our Simple Front End
> ( in
> our Confluence docs.
> The problem with naming it "simple" is that it (1) falsely implies to
> newcomers that JAX-WS is difficult and something nasty to be avoided, and
> (2) its "simple" name encourages newcomers to use it.  Further, what might
> be simple for the first twenty minutes of development may not actually be
> simple for the next six months of maintainance, and on that basis a fair
> argument could be made that the JAX-WS frontend is really the "simple" one.
> Accordingly, I'd like to rename it the "No-Annotation Frontend" (I'm open to
> other ideas), because that's precisely what it is while being neutral about
> the other front end options (i.e., it's not good to have a frontend called
> "the intelligent frontend" or "the well-designed frontend" as it just makes
> the others look bad that way), and it also does not unduly encourage people
> to use it over the default JAX-WS front end.  
> This will just be a Confluence search and replace (only a few pages).  I'll
> keep the "simple"-named Schema as well as the -simple wsdl2java tooling
> option (just explaining it's for the no-Annotation front end in the
> docs)--while I *could* change those it would raise backward compatibility
> headaches for what is increasingly a seldom-used front end, so I don't think
> its worth the effort.
> Glen
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