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Re: Meaning of names and operations of services

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:20:56 -0600
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>, Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Message-Id: <1233332456.13077.14398.camel@pav.lan>

On Fri, 2009-01-30 at 06:38 -0800, Larry Masinter wrote:
> In general, it is a bad idea to design a language where the
> meaning of a term in the language depends on the operational
> behavior of a service.

On the contrary; the only way terms in languages take on
meaning is by use by services (i.e. by agents in
communications protocols).

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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