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RE: "Web service" or "web service"

From: Martin Gudgin <mgudgin@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 12:43:13 -0800
Message-ID: <92456F6B84D1324C943905BEEAE0278E02D30A82@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>, "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

Sanjivam 

It was decided on the call to go for "Web Service". From the IRC log:

 AGREED: Incorporate "Web Service" in our draft, and let the WS Arch
group know the straw poll results and let them tell us differently if
they want.

Gudge

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sanjiva Weerawarana [mailto:sanjiva@watson.ibm.com] 
> Sent: 05 December 2002 12:02
> To: Mark Baker; www-ws-desc@w3.org
> Subject: Re: "Web service" or "web service"
> 
> 
> 
> 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?
> 
> Sanjiva.
> 
> ----- 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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