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RE: OSRR vs. OWL-S, WSMO, and others

From: Shi, Xuan <xshi@GEO.WVU.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 11:35:16 -0500
Message-ID: <D81F456794C18B4DA3E2ABC47DBBEEF2094F22@www.geo.wvu.edu>
To: "'Yves Lafon '" <ylafon@w3.org>, "'Battle, Steven Andrew '" <steve.battle@hp.com>
Cc: "'public-sws-ig@w3.org '" <public-sws-ig@w3.org>, "Shi, Xuan" <xshi@GEO.WVU.edu>

I agree. In the initial discussion and description about OSRR approach in


the title of section three is just "3. MESSAGE-ORIENTED SEMANTIC WEB

By transferring message in XML document directly via HTTP, we can connect
distributed machines and programs together without the WSDL/SOAP framework.
Thus semantic Web services should describe the meaning inside the
message/XML document, without concerning about the framework by which the
message is transferred.

SOAP is good for programmers by the OOP approach. However, in OSRR, the
first task for programmers is to process the XML document before they jump
into OOP. That's the only difference. You can do whatever you want to do in
the traditional OOP approach. 

Please take a quick look on the diagram I draw for my article, you may find
that in SOAP, computer will do the serialization/deserialization to create
an XML document (SOAP message). In OSRR, programmers have to do such work
themselves because most of the consumers of their services may not be
programmers, thus such message does not need to contain varied jargons. 

Best wishes,


-----Original Message-----
From: Yves Lafon
To: Battle, Steven Andrew
Cc: public-sws-ig@w3.org
Sent: 1/26/06 10:20 AM
Subject: RE: OSRR vs. OWL-S, WSMO, and others

On Wed, 25 Jan 2006, Battle, Steven Andrew wrote:

> The REST vs. SOAP debate is interesting and each style has its place.
> For B2B web-services I prefer SOAP, for B2C REST provides a
> alternative. However, the process model should be independent of these
> concerns.

The REST vs SOAP debate as in "eating a soup with a spoon and with 
pleasure" and the spoon vs pleasure debate? :)
SOAP is not an architectural style, it's a message processing format
with protocol bits. I'd rather see a debate between REST vs Message 
Oriented Architecture.

Yves Lafon - W3C
"Baroula que barouleras, au tiéu toujou t'entourneras."
Received on Thursday, 26 January 2006 16:36:45 UTC

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