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Now that the train has left the station ...

From: David Hull <dmh@tibco.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 18:57:49 -0400
To: "public-ws-addressing@w3.org" <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>
Message-id: <434C436D.9070402@tibco.com>

... I think I finally put my finger on the other reason I don't like
about keying "WSA is engaged" off of [action] instead of any wsa: header.

As I understand it, the reasoning is that, since [action] is required
and non-defaulting (and, as it happens, the only such), its presence
indicates that the intent was to to engage WSA.  But the implication is
backwards.  Intending to engage WSA implies wsa:Action (as it happens),
but not vice versa.  The students at the Aveda institute downstairs of
our office are evidently required to wear all-black, but wearing
all-black does not imply that one is studying cosmetology (one might
instead be playing rugby for New Zealand, or one might just like black).

Be that as it may, I accept that the issue is settled.
Received on Tuesday, 11 October 2005 22:57:58 UTC

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