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

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 14:39:08 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200203041939.OAA16238@markbaker.ca>
To: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com (Champion, Mike)
Cc: david.orchard@bea.com (David Orchard), www-ws-arch@w3.org
> For me, it's where the "contract" between the service
> provider and the service consumer becomes explicit and detailed enough so
> that a programmer could invoke the service and use the results, without any
> "AI" stuff, of course.  

Yup, exactly.  My definition too.

BTW, I generally like the other definition proposed by Krishna(?).  I
see it as very much like the one Steve and I promoted, though a bit
fuzzy in meaning in places.  Specifically;

- not sure what a "binding" is in this context
- don't know what "direct interactions" means
- don't know what the significance of the distinction between
"application" and "component" is

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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