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Re: Label for Top Node of "triangle diagram"

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 18:22:25 +0200
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020930162224.GM3565@w3.org>

* Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com> [2002-09-27 16:27-0400]
> I want to emphasize that Heather is talking about ROLES here, not
> things, not mechanisms. A role is an abstraction as are the other
> nodes (roles) in the triangle diagram.

The problem with using a role with the top node is that, at least to
me, it feels like this is a third entity different from the others,
and registry has this feel of centralized thing. If we ended up
settling for a role, I think that the following would need to be very
clearly underlined:
- the publication/discovery role is an abstract role which may be
  fulfilled by the service provider itself.
- there is no claim made as to how it is performed: it could be
  achieved using any number of solutions, be it centralized or not.

Ideally, the word used would carry all that, which IMO registry does
not. Hence my preference is to use the description of an action:
Publish/Discover, or Publication and Discovery Mechanisms, or
Advertizing and Discovery Mechanisms to quote DaveH.



Hugo Haas - W3C
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