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Re: Artifacts

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 09:54:27 +0200
Message-ID: <3DA683B3.1090907@crf.canon.fr>
To: "Cutler Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@ChevronTexaco.com>
CC: "'www-ws-arch@w3.org'" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>, David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>


Are you suggesting that Web Services are either "dead and gone", 
or a "defect or error"?  ;-)

Excerpt from [1]:
       "A Web service is a software application identified
        by a URI, whose interfaces and bindings are capable
        of being defined, described, and discovered as XML

Sorry, I couldn't resist.



Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) wrote:
> I would like to propose the following glossary entry:
> Artifact - 1) A remnant of something that is dead and gone, as in "The 
> shard of pottery found in the Yucatan was an artifact of the high Mayan 
> civilization"; 2) A defect or error in something otherwise regular and 
> useful, as in "Sixty cycle interference is a common artifact in monitors 
> sited too close to power sources".
> Perhaps you can add other meanings for the word?  I think you should if 
> you are going to insist on using it.
> Listening to how you folks are using the word artifact, I hear it 
> meaning different things at different times.  The most common meaning 
> that I infer, however, is that it refers to a piece of information which 
> is emitted by some actor in the drama under consideration and 
> potentially consumed by another actor.  Uh, isn't that what I would call 
> a message?  I have this weird feeling that there is an extreme shyness 
> about using the word message, as if some other discipline has dibs on 
> it.  Well, I think that the archeologists more or less have dibs on 
> artifact, and I would really like to hear words that I understand more 
> clearly in the context that you are using them.
> Best Wishes --
> Roger (a.k.a. Andy Rooney, curmudgeon).
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