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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Terry Westley <[log in to unmask]>
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> OK, one more time...  (traffic has been so sparse lately ;-)
>
> It appears (to me) that there is enough interest to revive the
> Web Ada group, although perhaps with a slightly modified or
> expanded purpose.
>
> It's been suggested by several that the ACM SIGAda mailing list
> is a good basis for a discussion group perhaps later to become a
> chartered working group.  I think this is a good compromise
> because some (like me) don't read comp.lang.ada regularly and
> others don't like commercial groups such as Yahoo Groups.
>
> I propose that the Web Ada mailing list be revived to discuss
> the purpose of such a group and whether there is enough
> interest to begin a working group.
>
> Currie Colket has suggested that ACM would prefer a name of
> the form SIGAda-Web rather than web_ada and I'm happy to go
> along with that.  However, the scope of this group may be
> broader than just the Web.  So, the purpose of my email here
> is to solicit the opinion of those who would be interested
> in joining such a group to suggest names for the mailing list,
> and perhaps ultimately a working group.
>
> Ideas?
>    1) SIGAda-Web
>    2) SIGAda-Internet
>    3) SIGAda-Net
>    4) SIGAda-other?
>
> Thanks for your input.
>
> --Terry Westley, [log in to unmask]

Terry,

Assuming that the Web Working Group is organized under SIGAda (which has a
number of advantages) I suggest the name "WebWG" for consistency with the
other SIGAda Working Groups -- NumWG, PIWG, CAUWG, etc.  There is an
implicit "use clause" (I guess the fully qualified name would be
ACM.SIGAda.WebWG).

But a point of clarification... is the intent of the WG to include
discussion of Ada /Java issues?  If so, then "WebWG" is a misnomer since a
lot of items in the Ada / Java area have nothing to do with the Web.

-Ben Brosgol
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