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Re: Web service definition

From: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 10:01:06 -0400
To: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Cc: Kate Stout <kate.stout@Sun.COM>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF682C93D2.7FB1DA2C-ON85256C13.004CD2F1-85256C13.004CED25@rchland.ibm.com>
This works for me.

Thanks,

Christopher Ferris
Architect, Emerging e-business Industry Architecture
email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
phone: +1 508 234 3624

www-ws-arch-request@w3.org wrote on 08/12/2002 09:41:23 AM:

> 
> 
> On Monday, August 12, 2002, at 09:05  AM, Christopher B Ferris wrote:
> 
> > Hmmm... I hadn't thought that my proposal only addressed how discovery
> > takes place. In fact, I had thought that there shouldn't be much 
> > specificity
> > in addressing how discovery takes place.
> >
> > Allow me to try again with a slight edit to my previous proposal:
> >
> >        Definition: A Web service is a software application 
> > identified by a
> >        URI, whose interfaces and bindings are defined and described
> >        using XML artifacts. This definition can be discovered by 
> > other software
> >       applications. These applications may then interact with the 
> > Web
> >          service, through the exchange of XML based messages via 
> > internet
> >          protocols, in a manner prescribed by its definition.
> >
> > Again, I don't think that we necessarily want to narrow the 
> > possibilities
> > of how the description/definition is discovered.
> 
> Next thing you'll be proposing standard LDAP schemas for WSDL! Anyway,
> this looks OK. A couple more tweaks:
> (1) Lose the "via".
> (2) Drop "exchange", since it would seem to disallow one-way interaction
>      patterns.
> (3) Change "This definition" to "Its definition" for grammatical 
> precision.
>      ("Its" refers back to the service; "This" has no clear referent.)
> 
> Definition:
> A Web service is a software application identified by a
> URI, whose interfaces and bindings are defined and described
> using XML artifacts. Its definition can be discovered by other software
> applications. These applications may then interact with the Web 
> service in
> a manner prescribed by its definition, using XML messages conveyed by
> internet protocols.
> 
> 
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