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RE: Web services and the Semantic Web

From: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 08:44:22 -0400
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CJEIKEMEBAONGDDNLEKFGEJAEGAA.anne@manes.net>
The Web architecture doesn't address a number of core requirements for
application-to-application ccommunication:
- application level security
- ACID transactions
- conversations and message correlation
- reliable message transfer
to name just a few.

The Web architecture addresses a number of other core requirements:
- pervasive communications protocols
- universal naming
- platform- and language independence
- etc
which is why we are developing an application-to-application distributed
computing architecture on the Web.

Anne

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Mark Baker
> Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2002 5:47 PM
> To: Eric Newcomer
> Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Web services and the Semantic Web
>
>
> Sorry, I should have responded to this directly.
>
> On Sun, May 26, 2002 at 01:45:00PM -0400, Eric Newcomer wrote:
> > My view is that we need to develop a Web services reference architecture
> > based on adapting distributed computing concepts to the Web
> architecture --
>
> The Web is already well adapted to distributed computing concepts, far
> beyond what CORBA et al are adapted to.  It "solves" (i.e. adequately
> addresses) many of the problems that predecessor architectures
> encountered, which is most of the reason why it was deployed on the
> Internet and the others weren't; it was designed to be.
>
> Could you explain your statement above further please?  What makes you
> think that the Web isn't already well adapted to "distributed computing
> concepts"?
>
> MB
> --
> Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
> Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
> http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
>
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