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Re: Draft of TAG Submission to W3C Workshop on Web of Services for Enterprise Computing

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 14:33:18 -0500
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF56A25871.ED403C81-ON8525725F.006B335F-8525725F.006B6EBE@lotus.com>

> noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> > "It's relatively easy to motivate giving the printer its own URI; it's 

> > somewhat harder to decide whether to also assign a separate URI to 
> > paper drawer in the printer, to each part of the printer that can jam, 

> > etc. Web Services does provide alternatives for addressing such very 
> > grained resources. "
> Possibly the example chosen (printers) isn't the best for making your 
> point. I see your point theoretically. I just don't see it in the 
> example. The problem may start with, "It's relatively easy to motivate 
> giving the printer its own URI".
> Actually I'd say it's incredibly easy and obvious to do so, and I'd go 
> quite a bit further than that. I'd say "It's relatively easy to motivate 

> giving the printer its own IP address." The separate URIs per printer 
> falls out of that very naturally.
> Again, I think I see what you're trying to say. I just don't think the 
> printer example is the best instantiation of that.

I tried to say in my previous note that I agree with you on the above.  My 
only excuse for not clarifying the white paper is that I was so close to 
freezing final copy for TAG approval that I chose not to attempt a 
revision of the example.  There's always the risk when making such a 
revision that someone who previously concurred with publication would 
object to the way I tried to change it.  So, I wanted to keep it pretty 
stable after circulating it for that final review.  Anyway, I think we 
agree on the substance, and as I said before, I apologize for not going 
further in changing the paper to reflect that agreement.


Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Received on Wednesday, 10 January 2007 19:33:47 UTC

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