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Re: "Web service" or "web service"

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 15:01:37 -0500
Message-ID: <044601c29c99$2111cfe0$ac00a8c0@lankabook2>
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

I also believe that "Web service" is the right way .. 

I don't think there was an overwhelming consensus on any particular
capitalization. IMHO "Web service" has a defendeable rationale ;-).

So, given the lack of any strong direction (if I misread the "votes"
please say so) can I have editorial priviledge to use "Web service"
please? Jonathan?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: "Web service" or "web service"

> "Web" is capitalized because it's a proper noun, since it's a
> one-of-a-kind thing; the set of all linked things.  A single service is
> not a one-of-a-kind-thing, but if together they all formed something
> cohesive - like "The Grid", for example - then it would deserve the
> additional capitalization.
> So I really think "Web service" is the right answer.
> Do we get to vote on whether "Web" should be there? 8-)
> MB
> -- 
> Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
> Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
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