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Re: APIs and interoperability

From: Jonas Liljegren <jonas@rit.se>
Date: 17 Nov 2000 19:29:46 +0100
To: Graham Klyne <GK@Dial.pipex.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87puju8nad.fsf@jonas.rit.se>
Graham Klyne <GK@Dial.pipex.com> writes:

> At 05:36 PM 11/17/00 +0100, Jonas Liljegren wrote:
> >I think that the most important part of the interoperability is to
> >establish a common schema for the metadata used in the system.
> 
> Hmmm...  using the same schema won't help interoperability if you've
> no way to exchange it at the syntactic level.

The schema is used to make statements about the model and other
things.  Those statements can be shared with the rest of the world.


With interoperability, I mean the interoperability of *Services*.
Then a clint ask a question to a service, it will react by ask other
questions with other services.  The communication with the client and
between services can be defined by using common schemas.


> I agree that common schema is important for some purposes, and
> especially interesting ones, but interoperability generally REQUIRES
> that a range of standard mechanisms are used, all of which are vital
> for interoperability.

Well.  I would think that the standard mechanism will be describe
alongside the appropriate schemas.

-- 
/ Jonas Liljegren

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