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endPointRefs-47 and identification (was Re: draft minutes TAG telecon 31 Jan 2005

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 10:13:04 -0500
To: W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050201151304.GA17468@markbaker.ca>


On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 12:10:58AM -0800, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Hello www-tag,
> Draft minutes from the TAG's 31 Jan 2005 teleconference are
> now available from
>    http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2005/01/31-tag-summary

>From the draft minutes;

] DanC: does anyone have the ball to input info on most recent issue?
] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/issues.html#endPointRefs-47

which is followed up by a brief discussion on some of the points relating
to the issue of identifying things with URIs.

I hope I'm not stepping on any toes by pointing this out (my apologies
if I am!), but while I agree that the URI/identification issue is very
important(*), it's not what endPointsRefs-47 is about.  endPointRefs-47
is, from my POV, solely about the Web service concept of "protocol
independence", whereby a SOAP message is given semantics which are
independent of the "underlying protocol" (which includes application
protocols like HTTP).

Aside; would a change to the TAG's issue name help emphasize this
difference?  The current name does seem to suggest the identification


 (*) though I'm personally happy with WG's resolution of it;

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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