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RE: definition of web services in "web services architecture"

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 10:29:59 -0500
Message-ID: <9A4FC925410C024792B85198DF1E97E404839C47@usmsg03.sagus.com>
To: Joao Paulo Andrade Almeida <almeida@cs.utwente.nl>, www-ws-arch@w3.org



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joao Paulo Andrade Almeida [mailto:almeida@cs.utwente.nl]
> Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 9:25 AM
> To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: definition of web services in "web services architecture"
> 
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> Services described in WSDL 1.1 are not identified by a URI.
> Instead, each port of a service is identified by a URI.
> 
> Is this intentional? Have I interpreted the definition
> correctly?

I can't speak for the working group's intention vis a vis WSDL 1.1.
Nevertheless, the general purpose of the definition is to look forward to a
"reference architecture" incorporating WSDL 1.2 than to be backward
compatible with everything we now think of as a "web service".  This does
not mean that WSDL 1.1 can't be used to describe "web services", just that
it is best practice to use URIs whenever feasible to identify web service
components so as to maximize compatibility and interoperability with the
rest of the Web.  WSDL 1.2 adopts this perspective.

In light of this, could you suggest some specific clarifications in the
text?  
Received on Friday, 29 November 2002 10:30:06 GMT

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