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RE: [RTF] Behavior definition of Services - public discussion

From: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 15:39:04 -0700
Message-ID: <C513FB68F8200244B570543EF3FC653708AE352C@MAIL1.stc.com>
To: "'Damodaran, Suresh'" <Suresh_Damodaran@stercomm.com>, "'www-ws-arch@w3.org'" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

Suresh,
If I correctly understand the spirit of AC009, WSA's plan is to adopt
semantic technologies developed elsewhere (e.g. the Semantic Web Activity).
I would imagine that definitions of semantic behavior equivalence would be
part of such adopted technologies, so that WSA could import the specific
equivalence concepts and technologies from those external efforts. In other
words, I think it is premature to address semantic identity within WSA
before concrete links are established with external semantic activities in
the spirit of AC009.

Regards,
Ugo

-----Original Message-----
From: Damodaran, Suresh [mailto:Suresh_Damodaran@stercomm.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 3:27 PM
To: 'Ugo Corda'; 'www-ws-arch@w3.org'
Subject: RE: [RTF] Behavior definition of Services - public discussion


Ugo,

May be so. If it is defined in AC009, I am interested in knowing how AC009
helps in explicit definition of service behavior + the requirement below.

Cheers,

-Suresh
Sterling Commerce   



-----Original Message-----
From: Ugo Corda [mailto:UCorda@SeeBeyond.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 5:16 PM
To: Damodaran, Suresh; 'www-ws-arch@w3.org'
Subject: RE: [RTF] Behavior definition of Services - public discussion


Suresh,
Isn't semantics already addressed by AC009?

Ugo
SeeBeyond

-----Original Message-----
From: Damodaran, Suresh [mailto:Suresh_Damodaran@stercomm.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 3:00 PM
To: 'www-ws-arch@w3.org'
Subject: [RTF] Behavior definition of Services - public discussion




Hi all,

While discussing reliability of web services in RTF, we hit upon the issue
of how to define the "behavior"
of a web service. Service Defn. based on WSDL only allows the interface
description, and is silent
about what the service will do (semantics). For example, a service
description that takes two parameters and does an "add"
may do a multiplication. The question is whether WSA should "enable" such
semantic definition of the behavior
of services. There may be multiple means to accomplish this, including
"design by contract"[2]. Many may argue that
such a definition may not be complete in most circumstances. In any case,
what do you think?


Here is the item tabled for debate from [1] 
D-AR019.2.2 The functional behavior of two or more web service implementing
the same version (see AR019.3.1) of a web service definition is identical.
	[<sd> the reverse may be true also - two implementations may have
the same behavior but different definitions, but is not worth mentioning
</sd>]

Thanks,

-Suresh
Sterling Commerce   
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2002Jun/0186.html
[2]  http://www.eiffel.com/doc/manuals/technology/contract/
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