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Re: WS-Addr issues

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 10:36:31 -0500
To: paul.downey@bt.com
Cc: public-ws-addressing@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041105153631.GS6086@markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 10:54:28AM -0000, paul.downey@bt.com wrote:
> Jim
>  
> > Certainly the utility company does not stick an action on the envelope 
> > like"urn:pay:up:or:supply:will:be:cut" which is the function of was:action.
> 
> my electricity bill is sent to "accounts department",  "Southern Gas*, London"
> "accounts department" being the action in this case.

Paul - why isn't the action "Southern Gas, accounts department" with the
address "London"?  Or "Southern Gas, accounts department, London" and
the address "U.K"?  Or "Joe-the-A/R-guy", "accounts department, ..."?
You get my drift, I hope.

I suggest to you that what you described is the address, not an action.
The action, in the case of bill payment, is implicit and could be
described as perhaps "process this", "accept this", "DATA"[1],
"POST"[2][3], or any other generic/uniform semantic you might care to
name.

 [1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2821.txt
 [2] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc977.txt
 [3] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616.txt

Mark.
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Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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