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RE: Gateways

From: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 11:27:04 -0700
Message-ID: <C513FB68F8200244B570543EF3FC65370A855B7F@MAIL1.stc.com>
To: "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org

>how about this for the
>glossary;

>Gateway; a node that terminates a message on an inbound interface with
>the intent of presenting it through an outbound interface as a new
>message.  Due to possible mismatches between the inbound and outbound
>interfaces, a message may have some or all of its meaning lost during
>the conversion process.  Note; gateways may or may not be SOAP nodes,
>and gateways that are SOAP nodes are not SOAP intermediaries.

I guess I am ok for now, in the interest of making progress with the spec. 

To be honest, I still feel that the definition of what is a gateway vs. what
is an intermediary is not clearly cut.

Ugo
Received on Tuesday, 8 October 2002 14:27:42 GMT

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