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RE: CORBA, specific/generic

From: Martin Chapman <martin.chapman@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 11:15:45 -0700
To: "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000901c2372b$f5968900$288e1990@us.oracle.com>

That would be CORBA::Object :-)

But *semantics* have to be specific to a component - always. 

The issue to resolve is how and where one learns these specifics and its

relationship(s) to protocols and description languages.


> Heh. 8-)  But since IUnknown (or equivalent - I don't 
> remember the CORBA equivalent) can only be used to discover 
> the specific interface, and not *use* the service, 
> eventually, component-specific semantics are required to be 
> understood.  Does that help?
> So, despite CORBA and COM having some generic methods, the 
> larger picture of a CORBA/COM connector is that semantics are 
> specific to the component.
> Thanks for the feedback.  When we write this up, we should be 
> as specific as possible, and this should be reflected.  We 
> could talk about how WSDL-over-GET, or WSIL, or other uses of 
> GET with Web services, are used in a similar way to 
> IUnknown/QueryInterface.
> MB
> -- 
> Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
> Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
> http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Monday, 29 July 2002 14:16:48 UTC

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