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Re: Feedback on Glossary

From: Assaf Arkin <arkin@intalio.com>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 13:16:15 -0700
Message-ID: <3EB1808F.7070402@intalio.com>
To: Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz <sambrosz@IPIPAN.Waw.PL>
CC: Jon Dart <jdart@tibco.com>, public-ws-chor@w3.org

I just noticed that the WSA glossary defines interface in terms of a 
service type. So for now they still retain the notion that there is such 
a thing as a service type (or a type of service), and the interface is 
what you would want to talk about when talking about the service type.

The reason I'm suggesting bringing back service type is simply because 
it makes the definition easier. For example, and don't kill me if this 
is not precise:

1. WS Choreography: Defines of how different service types interact with 
each other by exchanging messages. The definition is given in terms of 
interfaces (specifically WSDL 1.2) and other information relating to the 
service type is provided by other languages.

2. WS Choreography: Defines of how different interfaces interact with 
each other by exchanging messages.


Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz wrote:

>>>So service type is just a more generic
>>>term and a WSDL interface is just part of the definition of that type.
>You are right. If you want more and you work on the top of WSDL + UDDI
>stack, a
>tModel is the place where you can define what your service does perform.
>However, in my opinion,  WSDL should be for service description, so that
>it should describe also service type in its generic meaning.
>Best regards,
>-- Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz
>Institute of Computer Science,    mailto:sambrosz@ipipan.waw.pl
>Polish Academy of Sciences,       http://www.ipipan.waw.pl/mas/

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