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Re: Definition of a Web service out of sync (was Re: New editors' copy of the Web Services Architecture Glossary available)

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 10:11:32 -0400
To: Heather Kreger <kreger@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021025101132.L29254@www.markbaker.ca>

I like some aspects of the second one, but the show stopper for me is
that it says "are described using XML", rather than "are capable of being
defined [...] in XML".  The latter includes the existing Web, while the
former does not.

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 09:50:42AM -0400, Heather Kreger wrote:
> As hard won as the first definition was,
> >From Reqts: [Definition: A Web service is a software application identified
> by a URI, whose interfaces and bindings are capable of being defined,
> described, and discovered as XML artifacts. A Web service supports direct
> interactions with other software agents using XML based messages exchanged
> via internet-based protocols.]
> I like this new one in the draft better...
> >From Draft: [Definition: A Web service is a software system identified by a
> URI, whose public interfaces and bindings are defined and described using
> XML. Its definition can be discovered by other software systems. These
> systems may then interact with the Web service in a manner prescribed by
> its definition, using XML based messages conveyed by internet protocols.]

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.
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