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RE: D-AC009.2 discussion points and proposal(s)

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 07:07:29 -0700
To: "'Sanjiva Weerawarana'" <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c204f0$2bf3df20$d11ce8d8@beasys.com>
I agree with Sanjiva's perspective of RDF and Web Services.  I, on the other
hand, am a little less interested in more education.  We had a semantic
web/rdf presentation at the last f2f, and I don't think that we need
another.  We have a great deal of work to do in our activity and working
groups.  If we are going to have special presentation topics, I think that
there are other topics that are more relevent.  One example would be
presenation of the WS-Security specification and roadmap.  Or ebXML
Messaging Service approach to reliable messaging.  etc.

If there is any further eduction on rdf to be done, I'd like it to be
outside of times for our scheduled f2f meetings.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Sanjiva Weerawarana
> Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2002 4:09 AM
> To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: D-AC009.2 discussion points and proposal(s)
> "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com> writes:
> > We're talking about WSA here, not WSD.  IMHO, one can make
> a good case for
> a
> > WSDL-like language based on RDF without insisting that
> *all* components of
> > the web services architecture be mapped to RDF.  For
> example, it's not
> I'm a member of the WS-Desc WG. We had a presentation about RDF by
> Eric Prud'hommeaux and David Booth at our April F2F. Prior to that
> presentation I had little intuition as to how RDF would help WSDL
> or how an RDF mapping would help better the Web service description
> cause.
> I'm sorry to say that even after that presentation I have exactly
> the same intuition: I just don't get it. I try hard to keep an open
> mind, and I've heard presentations about RDF for 4+ years, but I
> still don't grok it and its added value. I can sort of see how it
> could add value to the Web as a whole, but I really fail to see how
> it adds value to Web services.
> I'm still willing to say that its because I don't understand
> something, but I wish someone could educate me so that I too can
> become a believer and an advocate.
> Sanjiva.
Received on Sunday, 26 May 2002 16:05:20 UTC

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