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Re: I-D Action:draft-ietf-httpbis-security-properties-01.txt

From: Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 16:51:09 -0700
Message-Id: <p0624080dc40211114cfa@[10.20.30.162]>
To: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

At 11:16 PM -0400 3/13/08, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
>Now, regarding the touchy term "Web services", the draft currently
>says, after a WS-bashing which seems to me a bit too personal for an
>IETF document:
>
>>   [[ This section could really use a good definition of "Web Services"
>>    to differentiate it from REST. ]]
>
>There is no clear and standard definition of "Web services". People
>with suits often use it to refer to SOAP only. Other (like me) use it
>for every technique layered on top of HTTP and XML, including
>therefore REST.
>
>A way to avoid any ambiguity would be not to use "Web services" at all
>but the list "SOAP, XML-RPC and REST" which covers them all.
>
>Since these three protocols use HTTP, they share many of the same
>issues regarding security and therefore it is reasonable to treat them
>together.

In this context, "Web Services" is talking about the WS* stack. Are 
others OK with replacing "Web Services" with "SOAP and XML-RPC" in 
this section?

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium
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