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From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 13:38:38 -0400
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020530133838.E28838@www.markbaker.ca>

My ballot on this requirement said;

> IDO: Needs to be made clear that this doesn't apply to transfer
> protocols, only transport protocols. 
>   I assume that the intent of this requirement is that it applies to
> both, because of the general 
> mislabelling of application protocols like HTTP as transport protocols.

I brought this up becase, as I say there, most Web services people
incorrectly call HTTP, SMTP, and other application protocols "transport
protocols".  I expect that many WG members voted "Y" with the
expectation that they were voting to separate out all protocols (where
"means of access" might also include HTTP, for example).  Am I right?

From my POV, we need to be clear that application protocols cannot be
separated out from Web services; that if a Web service uses an
application protocol, that it should be using the semantics of that

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Thursday, 30 May 2002 13:30:17 UTC

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