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Re: A Modest Proposal (was RE: Binding)

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 11:23:43 -0500
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030106112343.N12258@www.markbaker.ca>

On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 08:48:33AM -0700, Champion, Mike wrote:
> In my very humble and personal opinion, the "REST vs web services"
> permathread has made very little progress in its latest incarnation.  In my
> more paranoid moments, I wonder whether the point is to distract us from all
> the other issues on the WSA WG agenda.

It might look that way sometimes, but every time I bring this up I
delay your work, and it's not in my interest, as somebody who wants to
see this work reviewed by the TAG and Director ASAP, to do that.  I do
it because I believe that intelligent people will respond to reasoned
argument, and also because I'm trying to prepare the WG not to be too
surprised when the TAG and/or Director reject its work (or failing that,
when Web services *continue* to fail to be deployed in any significant
way on the Internet).

Still, I think most of this discussion was good since it was directly
addressing issues, in particular 1, 5, and 21;


I'll continue the "binding" discussion with Miles because I do agree
with him that it's a key issue.  It directly addresses issue one,
and indirectly addresses the other two.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
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