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   Re: [xml-dev] Redefining the meaning of common nouns

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paul@prescod.net (Paul Prescod) writes:
>Then some marketroid decided ot hijack the term and specialize it to 
>"XML artificats blah blah metadata blah blah blah". That was a stupid 
>decision. Almost everyone agrees that that was a stupid decision. The 
>question is whether the W3C should now ratify that decision so that 
>people like my wife and your cousin will be permanently confused about 
>what computer people mean by "Web Service" or whether the W3C should 
>invent a new term so that elite, cutting edge computer people can use 
>the term the same way everyone else has been using the term as common 
>sense since the mid 90s.

Labeling an Internet product "Web" to get some buzz is like, so mid-90s.
Simon St.Laurent
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