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RE: Service requester and service provider

From: He, Hao <Hao.He@thomson.com.au>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 09:23:54 +1100
Message-ID: <686B9E7C8AA57A45AE8DDCC5A81596AB0922DEDB@sydthqems01.int.tisa.com.au>
To: "'David Booth'" <dbooth@w3.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Fine with me. 

I also wish to add that "service provider" and "service consumer" are
commonly used.  I suggest that we put them into glossary even if we use
different terms in our documents.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Booth [mailto:dbooth@w3.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 9:11 AM
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: Fwd: Service requester and service provider

This was originally an editorial issue, but I'd like to get the groups 
consent on this terminology.

>Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2004 10:06:30 -0500
>To: w3c-wsa-editors@w3.org
>From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
>Subject: Service requester and service provider
>I've had an action item to make our terminology consistent -- specifically 
>the terms "service provider" and "service requester".  The problem is that 
>sometimes we use the terms to refer to the *agents* that request or 
>provide the service, while sometimes we use them to refer to the 
>*organizations* that requests or provides the service.
>After researching the use of these terms on the Web, and thinking through 
>various options, I think the best way forward is:
>  - Use the terms "requester entity" and "provider entity" when referring 
> to the *organizations* that request/provide the service.
>  - Use the terms "requester agent" and "provider agent" when referring to 
> the agents.
>  - Avoid the terms "service requester" and "service provider" in our 
> document, but them in the glossary as being the *organizations* that 
> request/provide the service.
>Any objections to this approach?
>David Booth
>W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
>Telephone: +1.617.253.1273

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Telephone: +1.617.253.1273

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