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Re: [ws-chor] 4/29/2003: Updated Glossary of Terms

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 15:41:00 +0200
To: "Monica J. Martin" <monica.martin@sun.com>
Cc: public-ws-chor@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030430134100.GA2753@w3.org>

Hi Monica.

* Monica J. Martin <monica.martin@sun.com> [2003-04-29 13:46-0600]
> Everyone,
> Sorry for a delay. Here are the updated terms in an Excel .xls. I've 
> added columns as we work through the definitions (normative or 
> informative) we wish to use.
> In comments column, we have open questions. We also can discuss which 
> terms are currently seen in scope for WS-Chor and others that may be TBD 
> as we flesh through the requirements.
> I hope this is a good start - it takes all comments received (Hugo, 
> Cummins, Arkin, Dart, believe that is it......).

Here are some answers to questions in your document:

>   tbd Interface Describes the observable behavior of a service as it
>   participates in a message exchange or a collection of operations used
>   to specify a service of a class or component. UN/CEFACT Glossary,
>   v0.53, 12 December 2002 Hugo: Asked for WSDL 1.2 definition but can
>   not locate [Martin-Hugo please advise. http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl12/] A
>   logical grouping of operations. An Interface represents an abstract
>   Service type, independent of transmission protocol and data format.
>   [Dart 4/29/2003]

Interface is PortType's new name. I am not sure that this change has
been reflected in their draft yet, but John's definition looks right.

The Web service definition has been a source of _long_ discussions in
the Web Services Architecture Working Group and has been discussed
again lately, but there are still disagreements about it.

Regarding service types, what happened to Sanjiva's proposal? It seems
that the name "service type" echoes the name "port type" which was
dropped for interface. There may be a better name for it (or not --
just my 2 cents).

Regarding the rest of the definitions where my name was mentioned, I
am not sure where exactly we are standing and if we are ready to deal
with discrepancies with the WSG.



Hugo Haas - W3C
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