Re: Client/Server vs. Server/Client

Subject: Re: Client/Server vs. Server/Client
From: Phil Snow Leopard <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:27:29 +0700

> If it's the clients that connect and make demands of the server,


That's an interesting point, actually.

Aside from the prosody of the language that I mentioned earlier (a word with a final stop consonant generally precedes a word ending in a live syllable), it's may also have something to do with the historical the difference between polling and pushing content.

When client/servers were invented, the server did nothing till the client 'called' or 'polled' for information. The new paradigm is pushing content to clients as soon as the database changes. Perhaps that might be the technical reason why he wants to change the usage (in my experience of engineers, there usually is some non-user relevant technical reason for their thinking).

It would be as well to be armed with that knowledge if that's the case. I still believe that user's will neither expect, care nor be comfortable with such an unnatural construction on the grounds of technical accuracy (if indeed that is the reason).

Phil
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Client/Server vs. Server/Client: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
RE: Client/Server vs. Server/Client: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: Client/Server vs. Server/Client: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Re: Client/Server vs. Server/Client: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Client/Server vs. Server/Client: From: Robart, Kay
RE: Client/Server vs. Server/Client: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
RE: Client/Server vs. Server/Client: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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