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Re: Semantics

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 12:23:21 -0400
To: Dave Hollander <dmh@contivo.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020715122321.D18516@www.markbaker.ca>

I concur, private agreement is sometimes required.

Mandatory extension mechanisms such as SOAP's mustUnderstand feature and
SMIL's skip-content, were intended to address the tension between the
need for both private agreement and public specification.  They address
it by permitting private extensions to remain entirely opaque, except
that they must signal - via public specification - whether they must be
understood for the message/content to be successfully processed.

Since we've got a solution for this problem, I see no need to rule out
private agreement.

On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 08:33:42AM -0700, Dave Hollander wrote:
> As much as I would like to strive for the goal, I think it is unrealistic
> and will prevent the use of
> web services for existing services that do rely upon private agreement.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Monday, 15 July 2002 12:11:44 UTC

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