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Re: Summary: D-AG0009

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 15:27:47 -0500
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020401152747.R7984@www.markbaker.ca>
On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 12:48:24PM -0700, Champion, Mike wrote:
> Fair enough.  It's generality is not an issue for me ... it's simplicity,
> understandability, implementation efficiency, and general cost/benefit ratio
> is yet to be demonstrated in the Web Services context, IMHO.  To pick a
> possibly trivial example, RDF assertions are about a "resource" identified
> by a URI; how will that work when the web service is really identified by a
> SOAP message?  I know that you don't like this situation (I don't either!)
> but that is the reality on the ground today, and in the short term future.  

Yah, I don't like that right now, but I like that we've said that all
Web services have URIs. 8-)

> We've got enough problems reconciling the web services architecture with
> the web architecture, whatever that is, and with reality, whatever that
> turns out to be, to accept strong requirements about the architecture being
> expressible in RDF/DAML+OIL/whatever. I hope we use every bit of SW-related
> technology that makes our job easier ... but no more!

Agreed.  When we talk requirements, this will certainly be a hot topic.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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