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Re: Late binding

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 13:16:07 -0400
To: Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org, "Newcomer, Eric" <Eric.Newcomer@iona.com>
Message-ID: <20020703131607.U3511@www.markbaker.ca>

On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 09:30:07AM -0700, Francis McCabe wrote:
> I have a couple of use cases that cannot be done using today's approach 
> to web services:

FWIW, I was referring to Web architecture, not Web services

> 1. The regular business cycle (order, delivery, invoice, statement, 
> remittance advice)
> 2. A tailored business logic where the provider can make offers to the 
> client.

Both of these are very straightforward with the Web.  You just have to
model everything as a resource;

- the product, perhaps as a different resource for each stage of its
- the order, part of a contract initiated when the seller published a
document representing its intent to sell (like an HTML form, ala[1]),
and the buyer accepted that offer
- the invoice(s), related to the order with a typed hyperlink

 [1] http://www.markbaker.ca/2002/05/GettingStuffDoneOnTheWeb/

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
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