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Re: Can someone recap the differences between @serviceGroup vs. definitions-targetNamespace ?

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 18:28:48 -0400
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org
To: jdart@tibco.com
Message-Id: <0A3A7115-B3EF-11D7-A0BC-0003939E0B44@isr.umd.edu>

On Friday, July 11, 2003, at 02:35  PM, Jon Dart wrote:

> Jonathan Marsh wrote:
>> Instead of
>> introducing the "resource" entity, we can introduce an entity
>> representing the "group".  The relationship between endpoint(s) and 
>> the
>> group is that of "member of", instead of the fuzzier "manipulates".
> I think this is a helpful change. IMO "group" and "member of" are 
> actually fuzzier terms, in that there could be various kinds of and 
> rationales for grouping (of which "manipulate a common resource" might 
> be one).

That's exactly why they aren't fuzzy :) They just say that "this a 
group; these are its members", no more, no less. "Manipulate a common 
resource" seems to say something substantive, but we don't want it to, 
hence "the manipulation is undefined, and the resource can be anything, 
including a set of naturally disjoint things", etc.

I agree, of course, that this is a helpful change :)

Bijan Parsia.
Received on Friday, 11 July 2003 18:27:46 UTC

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