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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.

MB
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