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RE: "Web service" or "web service"

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 15:51:04 -0800
To: "'Champion, Mike'" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <021201c29d99$f3ff09d0$d11f11ac@beasys.com>

So any chance of you telling us what the right thing is for a whole bunch of
areas?  Maybe the Saniva W "WS-Doctrine" or the "SWWS-Arch" or "WS according
to Sanjiva"?  If WSD goes against what you want, just punt it to ws-arch and
then it could just do what you want?  That would save us all a whack of time
:-)

Cheers,
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 12:02 PM
> To: David Orchard; 'Champion, Mike'; www-ws-desc@w3.org
> Subject: Re: "Web service" or "web service"
>
>
>
> 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 21:41:25 GMT

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