On Monday 12 September 2005 12:31, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> So, I would like to give "principal" a better name. How about
> "participant"? After all, a principal _participates_ in an interaction
> through a participation (e.g. an HTTP request). Participant should also
> be pretty easy to translate: it's a common word, especially outside IT
> vocubulary, which means chances are good to find appropriate native
> translations for it.

This is not true. A group is also a principal, but a group does not 
participate in an interaction.

BTW, I think Jim took those terms from established security patterns.

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training
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