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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> Perhaps before we take up a petition, all concerned developers
> could write a position paper outlining the concerns and possible
> remediations and alternatives.
A petition is a position paper with many signatures on it.
> ... This paper could be submitted
> to the WSIO although I am not sure by who or what.
I have no way to know whether I can trust the WSIO and I have no idea
what the politics of it are. I do know that I've seen petitions seem to
work at the W3C. As in petitioned ideas seem to find their ways into
> It is a positive move and contributes rather than detracts.
A petition for technical change is a positive move in favour of better
technology. I was involved once with a petition to split XSLT from XSL
so that it could be used for non-formatting transformations. Some saw
that as a negative petition against XSL. I saw it as a positive petition
in favour of allowing diverse uses of the underlying technology. The
same is true in this case. The petition does not ask SOAP people to give
up anything. It merely asks them to use Internet standard technologies
and techniques for labeling their packets.