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Re: Suggestion for AC009

From: Christopher Ferris <chris.ferris@sun.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 09:30:24 -0400
Message-ID: <3CFA1DF0.3070900@sun.com>
To: wsawg public <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

Okay, so here are the two proposals on the table.
The first, was proposed at the last telcon reads
as follows:

	D-AC009
    	 SHOULD avoid any unnecessary misalignment with s/w

     	[D-AR009.1 omitted, covered by D-AR009.3 below]

    	 D-AR009.2 new Web Services technologies, developed by W3C Web
        	 	Services WGs, SHOULD be capable of being mapped to RDF/XML.

    	 D-AR009.3 All conceptual elements of the architecture SHOULD
         	be identified via a URI.

The second is from Frank which reads as follows:

	D-AC009
 		is aligned with the semantic web initiative at W3C


  	D-AR009.1 It should be possible to characterize the semantics of a web 
 		service using technologies adopted as part of the semantic web.


 	D-AR009.2 Web services should be representable as Concepts in W3C OWL


Here's my take on the differences/similarities:

Frank's proposal for D-AC009 is what is currently in the Requirements
document. There has been some pushback by some WG members that this is
too strong a statement and seems to put S/W in the driver's seat.

The proposal that Hugo, DavidB, EricP and I put together is an attempt to
say in effect "pay attention to what's going on in the S/W space and
make an effort to keep W/S aligned unless there is compelling need
to go down a separate path that cannot be resolved between the two
initiatives".

Frank's D-AC009.1 is roughly the same as the counter-proposed D-AC009.2.
IMO, Frank's D-AC009.1 is an improvement.

I see Frank's D-AC009.2 and the D-AC009.3 in the other proposal as
saying fundamentally different things. Therefore, I'd like to propose
the following compromise:

	D-AC009
    	 SHOULD avoid any unnecessary misalignment with s/w

   	D-AR009.1 It should be possible to characterize the semantics of a web
  		service using technologies adopted as part of the semantic web.

  	D-AR009.2 Web services should be representable as Concepts in W3C OWL


    	D-AR009.3 All conceptual elements of the architecture SHOULD
        	be identified via a URI. 

Comments?

Cheers,

Chris
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