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

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 13:57:43 -0500
Message-ID: <45A53727.4090602@metalab.unc.edu>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
CC: www-tag@w3.org

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 each 
> paper drawer in the printer, to each part of the printer that can jam, 
> etc. Web Services does provide alternatives for addressing such very fine 
> 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.

´╗┐Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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