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A Priori Information (Was Snapshot of Web Services Glossary)

From: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 10:41:45 -0600
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To: "David Booth" <dbooth@w3.org>, "Hugo Haas" <hugo@w3.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

OK, we've kicked this term around enough so that it seems pretty clear
that it is not going to be a quick kill to get consensus on a general
definition, and I think David is absolutely correct: we need to address
the issue itself, but not necessarily this term as a general concept.

So I suggest something along the following resolution to resolve the

"The WG is not currently using the term "a priori information" in the
reference architecture, so we do not feel a need to come to an agreement
about the meaning of the term in general.  In the specific context in
which it is used in the group charter, we understand it to mean "prior
information".  We interpret this as a requirement that the architecture
support late binding."

-----Original Message-----
From: David Booth [mailto:dbooth@w3.org] 
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 10:51 AM
To: Hugo Haas; www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: Re: Snapshot of Web Services Glossary


2. a priori information
I suggest eliminate this term from the glossary.  There is an issue 
regarding the INTENT of that term in the architecture document, and that

issue does need to be resolved.  But the term itself is not meant in any

special sense that is specific to Web services.  I think the way to
the issue is to add more explanation to our architecture document,
than defining any special meaning for the term.

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