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Re: Web services and the Semantic Web

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 12:17:55 -0400
To: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020527121755.D3265@www.markbaker.ca>
Oh, is this what Eric was talking about?  I thought by "distributed
computing concepts" he was talking about managing things like
partial failure, desirable degree of network transparency, evolution
and extension, etc..  All things that the Web already addresses.

If he meant those things, then I agree (sort of - e.g. ACID isn't
suitable for the Internet).


On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 08:44:22AM -0400, Anne Thomas Manes wrote:
> 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

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Monday, 27 May 2002 12:09:17 UTC

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