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Re: D-AG0019 [RE: D-AG0007.1- defining reliable and stable WS ]

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 11:31:45 -0500
To: "Damodaran, Suresh" <Suresh_Damodaran@stercomm.com>
Cc: "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020404113145.B3101@www.markbaker.ca>
Ah, I was only looking in the draft reqts `doc.  Ok, yes, that sounds
pretty good, though I'm not sure that "stagger" best captures the
relationship between these features.  I think "bootstrap" is a better

Thanks for the pointer, that's great.


On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 10:17:00AM -0600, Damodaran, Suresh wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 9:09 PM
> [snip]
> To me, that means that before anybody even discovers the WSDL to find
> out what the specific interface is about, that there exists a
> pre-specified interface that can be used to bootstrap the richer
> stuff on top.
> [snip]
> Yes. There is a prerequisite for this, as expressed for "predictably
> evolvable architecture"
> in [1]. 
> "CSF PE4. Stagger "features" in a standard so that even software that
> implemented only the     minimal features in the standard can interoperate
> with another software that implemented more features"
> The idea is that if the features can be staggered (separated into
> "modules"), then
> a handshake protocol can learn about the supported standards/interfaces, and
> their
> "level" so that an entity can decide whether to interact with another
> entity, and 
> to what degree.

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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