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Re: "Reliable" web services for Next Big Thing? (was RE: Agenda for 5 December WSA telcon)

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 13:52:18 -0500
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021205135218.A13658@www.markbaker.ca>

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 09:41:23AM -0800, David Orchard wrote:
> I think that a simple acknowledgement protocol in soap headers would be very
> useful and hit an 80/20 point.  We've consistently heard from customers and
> partners that reliable messaging is very important to them.  I support the
> discussion and architectural description of reliable messaging in this
> forum.

I agree that would be useful, but I think it's a long way from an 80/20
solution.

> And saying that reliable messaging protocols don't make sense is akin to
> saying that we don't need tcp as ip already exists.

Maybe I wasn't clear.  I'm for "reliable messaging protocols" if they're
application layer extensions.  I'm (generally) against them if they're
transport protocols (like HTTPR).

MB
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