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RE: A priori CSF

From: Krishna Sankar <ksankar@cisco.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 11:18:45 -0700
To: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c1e960$fb343740$5018153f@amer.cisco.com>
Mark,

	A little more details would be helpful for me at least. Brings
out the thoughts. I kind-of understand the need to articulate a minimal
subset of common information/metadata which could be available across
*all* web services. I am unclear on the "generic language" part - do you
mean a vocabulary (URI, state, version, ...) plus an interaction pattern
? Analogous to a well defined base class, I assume, with fields and
methods.

cheers

|  -----Original Message-----
|  From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org 
|  [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Mark Baker
|  Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 9:04 PM
|  To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
|  Subject: A priori CSF
|  
|  
|  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
|  
|  MB
|  -- 
|  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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