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A priori CSF

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 00:04:10 -0400
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020421000410.D18859@www.markbaker.ca>
Oops, I meant to add this to that last message ...

In [1], I suggested this;

  Basically, what I think it would be useful to do is for us to answer the
  following question; if all you have is a URI, and no other information,
  what is the richest possible application interface that can be specified
  a priori?

Taking a step back from this, what I want to do is to take a look at
things that are common about *all* Web services, so that some a priori
behaviour, no matter how basic, can be defined.  Our working definition
of a Web service states that they all have a URI.  I would also guess
that it's safe to assume that all Web services have state.  Plus, some
eventually get retired, or move someplace else, etc..

But in general, no matter what commonality we determine exists between
all Web services, the CSF could be something like this;

  define a "generic language for Web services" that can be used to
  interact with any Web service knowing only its URI

Does this make sense to people, or should I go into more detail?

 [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2002Apr/0030.html

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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