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Re: "Web service" or "web service"

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 08:50:52 -0500
Message-ID: <004c01c29d2e$7e9fe620$ae590209@lankabook2>
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

Yes yes yes please do override the WS-Desc decision .. we have
given you guys the authority do so per the last telecon!!

"Web Service" is wrong. "Web service" is right. Of course.

;-)

Sanjiva.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 8:31 AM
Subject: RE: "Web service" or "web service"


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>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Martin Gudgin [mailto:mgudgin@microsoft.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 3:43 PM
> > To: Sanjiva Weerawarana; Mark Baker; www-ws-desc@w3.org
> > Subject: RE: "Web service" or "web service"
> >
> >
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> >
> > It was decided on the call to go for "Web Service". From the IRC log:
>
>
> The WSA WG did a straw poll on our telcon yesterday and there was a 2:1
> majority for "Web service."  Although obviously no one wants to "lay down
in
> the road" on such a non-critical issue, two fairly strong reasons emerged
in
> the discussion:
>
> - In terms of grammar, "Web" should be capitalized because it is a proper
> noun, i.e., it refers to the World Wide Web, and "service" is not.  (I
guess
> one could argue that "Web Service" is a compound proper noun, like United
> States or whatever).
>
> - In sheer pragmatic terms, at least two member companies (rather
> substantial ones, to say the least) noted that they had standardized
> internally on "Web service" and that there was a LOT of documentation,
> marketing material, etc. that would in principle have to be revised at
> substantial cost to be consistent with a different convention.
>
> Very deep sigh :-)
Received on Friday, 6 December 2002 08:53:17 GMT

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