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Re: A priori CSF

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 19:01:02 -0400
To: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, "Www-Ws-Arch@W3. Org" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020422190102.C30541@www.markbaker.ca>

On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 06:04:14PM -0400, Anne Thomas Manes wrote:
> I think I need a little more detail. I'm a bit baffled by the "generic
> language" term.

Yah, sorry about bringing that up.  It's just a term I use in my own
head, and was not intended for public consumption. 8-)

Let's just go with "base interface", i.e.

interface WebService
// some common methods go here

so that people can logically do;

interface MyWebService extends WebService
// methods specific to MyWebService go here

> Ruminating on the topic, (I realize that I'm diving into solution rather
> than staying at requirements) we could define a convention such that if you
> request an unqualified GET from the URL (without submitting necessary input
> a la REST), you will receive its service description.

I've mentioned WSDL-over-GET before here, so yes, I believe it's quite
important.  I also expect a GET-like method to be part of this base
interface.  But I think we can go further with this interface than just
grabbing some WSDL.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Monday, 22 April 2002 18:54:23 UTC

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