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RE: Web Service Definition [Was "Some Thoughts ..."]

From: Joseph Hui <jhui@digisle.net>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 09:56:09 -0800
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By now IMHO we the WG have made the progress that D&D ought to be
in the def.  (Have we not?  I don't want to be presumptuous here.)
So the issue to be settled is whether D&D is already accounted for
in URI.

In my view URI is for addressability.  A globally unique ID offers
no intrinsic value to a resource's discovery.  E.g. there's no way
johny, seeking to buy books, can discover a book seller by
inferring from a URI like http://www.amazon.com.
Mark's made some good points; yet I find the "D&D-accounted-for-in-URI"
argument too tenuous.  Withi the web context, D&D is an integral
(as Sandeep put it) part of WS.  It's not a property that can be
assumed by default, thus calling it out is warranted.


Joe Hui
Exodus, a Cable & Wireless service

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
> Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 6:53 AM
> To: Sandeep Kumar
> Cc: Vinoski Stephen; Joseph Hui; www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Web Service Definition [Was "Some Thoughts ..."]
> Sandeep,
> > If D&D are not an integral part of a Web Service defintion,
> I was claiming that discoverability *is* an integral part of the
> definition.  It's just already accounted for by defining that a Web
> service be URI identifiable.
> I know this is a bit different than some Web service work people have
> already done, but this is (IMO) one of those times where our 
> mandate to
> be integrated with Web architecture effects our work.
> > pl help me define
> > how would you define a Web (or a Network) of Web Services, 
> the participants.
> >
> > At a high-level, they must at least have the same 
> characteristics. If not,
> > it would be much harder to reason about them semantically, deal with
> > managing & monitoring them.
> Sorry, I'm unclear what you're asking.
> MB
> -- 
> Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
> Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
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