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Re: Web service definition

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 10:56:50 -0400
To: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020811105650.G8045@www.markbaker.ca>

On Sun, Aug 11, 2002 at 08:24:39AM -0400, Christopher B Ferris wrote:
> All,
> I rather like this definition proposed by Geoff:
>       [Definition: A Web service is a software application identified by a
>       URI, whose interfaces and bindings are defined in terms of XML based
>       messages transported by internet protocols. This definition, which is
>       described using XML artifacts, can be discovered by other software
>       applications, which may then interact with the web service in
>       a manner prescribed by its definition.]
> Are there others who would agree to us adopting this definition for our
> purposes?

Not me.  It's extraordinarily vague, as Paul also noted.

We worked hard to get to our current working definition.  Let's not be
too quick to discard it.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
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