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RE: Gateways

From: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 09:10:45 -0700
Message-ID: <C513FB68F8200244B570543EF3FC65370A855B7B@MAIL1.stc.com>
To: "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

Mark,
Very interesting. Thank you for following up on this.

The only concern I have is that gateway is a term used in many contexts and
at many levels on the network stack (e.g., in [1] IBM talks about a Web
Services Gateway). So I am not completely sure what Henrik was referring to
when he said "The first question is of course what a gateway is but if we
strictly look at it from a SOAP node perspective ....".

Ugo

[1]
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-gateway/?dwzone
=webservices

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 8:27 AM
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: Gateways



FYI, Henrik responded to my question about "SOAP gateways".  The thread
is here;

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2002Oct/thread.html#18

Like I said there, it's unfortunate the spec is written to prevent
SOAP-nodes-that-are-gateways from being called intermediaries (or even
"SOAP gateways"), because that necessarily makes the definition of SOAP
intermediaries less useful - certainly a lot less useful than HTTP's use
of the word, which is much more powerful and general.

We can still talk about gateways in the context of the WSA, just not
refer to them as "SOAP intermediaries" (because they aren't), nor
"SOAP gateways" (because SOAP doesn't define that term).

MB
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Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
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