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RE: WSA constraints

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 08:23:03 -0700
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 9:51 AM
> To: Champion, Mike
> Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: WSA constraints
> For example, there's an implicit requirement that Web 
> services will work
> between companies, which requires the property of "visibility" (unlike
> working within companies, which doesn't).  We need to identify which
> constraints of the WSA induce this property.

I think this is reasonable, but don't follow completely.  The way I envision
it, the REST constraints might identify a "bootstrappable" (maybe what you
mean by "visible") way for Web service providers and consumers to do
business in a very loosely coupled way.  Of course, that meets some of our
requirements, but doesn't describe the most typical scenarios in which Web
services are actually used today.  Thus, we could/should document the REST
constraints as one aspect of the WSA, with appropriate language about it MAY
be the optimal approach when its assumptions are met.  

> Examples would be the easiest and least controversial way to do this.
> But I'd like to defer this until we've documented some constraints.

Perhaps, but induction of what you're proposing from examples would help
Received on Wednesday, 18 December 2002 10:23:41 UTC

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