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RE: architecture question

From: Vinoski, Stephen <VINOSKI@iona.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 15:37:31 -0500
Message-ID: <4F4A31A61D72604FAF84C29C8EA284811895D4@amereast-ems1.IONAGLOBAL.COM>
To: "Tim Coote" <tim@coote.org>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Hi Tim,

The problems in your example are problems of semantics and ontology, not
strictly problems of architecture. You might want to look at the
recently-published Web Ontology Requirements working draft [1] to see if
it's addressing your concerns.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-webont-req-20020307/

--steve

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Coote [mailto:tim@coote.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 1:30 PM
> To: David Booth
> Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: architecture question
> 
> 
> Hi David
> A typical example here would be the current account systems of most UK
> clearing banks whose 'current balance' is actually the amount 
> in the account
> after yesterday's transactions have been applied and don't know about
> anything that has already happened today, or what 
> transactions were queued
> up to be applied today.  These systems may also assume that 
> they will only
> be interrogated between 8am and 8pm, the currency is assumed, 
> not explicit,
> the applications have no real service levels for response 
> times, and they
> can show confidential information that is expected to be filtered and
> interpreted by an employee.
> 
> I think that my fear is that there'll be a different set of 
> assumptions for
> each company's web services and that it won't be possible to 
> capture these
> within the discovery protocols so that discovery will not be 
> automatic and
> the interoperability challenges will be of a similar size to those of
> implementing EDI, but with an even larger legal bickering 
> process over who's
> responsible for errors.
> 
> tc
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Booth" <dbooth@w3.org>
> To: "Tim Coote" <tim@coote.org>; <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 4:21 PM
> Subject: Re: architecture question
> 
> 
> > Tim,
> >
> > At 12:50 PM 3/20/2002 +0000, Tim Coote wrote:
> > >The biggest challenges tend to come from very old 
> assumptions (~20 years
> > >old) in line of business applications.
> >
> > Can you elucidate?   What are some of these assumptions?
> >
> >
> > David Booth
> > W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
> > Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
> >
> >
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 20 March 2002 15:38:15 GMT

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