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Re: "Web service" or "web service"

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 15:01:36 -0500
Message-ID: <007a01c29d62$48c7e190$ae590209@lankabook2>
To: "David Orchard" <dorchard@bea.com>, "'Champion, Mike'" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

Iff it does the (== my) right thing, of course.

;-)

Sanjiva.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Orchard" <dorchard@bea.com>
To: "'Sanjiva Weerawarana'" <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>; "'Champion, Mike'"
<Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>; <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 1:23 PM
Subject: RE: "Web service" or "web service"


>
> So Sanjiva, if wsd had thought that Web service was right, and ws-arch
> thought that Web Service was right, would ws-arch still have the
authority?
> :-)
>
> Is the ws-arch authority only if it does the right thing ;-)
>
> he he
>
> Dave
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org]On
> > Behalf Of Sanjiva Weerawarana
> > Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 5:51 AM
> > To: Champion, Mike; www-ws-desc@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: "Web service" or "web service"
> >
> >
> >
> > 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"
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----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"
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > 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 15:04:03 GMT

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