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Re: New editors' copy of the Web Services Architecture Glossary available

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 12:04:34 -0500
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021028120434.C5857@www.markbaker.ca>

Hi Hugo,

I see that the definition of "gateway" that we came up with didn't make
it into this version.  Perhaps you could incorporate it in at a
convenient time.

Here's what I believe is the latest, incorporating input from
Jean-Jacques and DaveH [1][2][3];

"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. Unlike a proxy, a gateway receives messages as if it were the
final receiver for the message. Due to possible mismatches between the
inbound and outbound interfaces, a message may be modified and may have
some or all of its meaning lost during the conversion process. For
example, an HTTP PUT has no equivalent in SMTP.  Note: a gateway may or
may not be a SOAP node; however a gateway is never a SOAP intermediary,
since gateways terminate messages and SOAP intermediaries relay them
instead. Being a gateway is typically a permanent role, whilst being a
SOAP intermediary is message specific."

The tricky bit would be deciding which section to put it in.  It isn't
SOAP-specific, so Section 7 seems the wrong place, but it would be nice
to fit it with other protocol-related definitions.  Perhaps you could
rename Section 7 to "Protocol Definitions", and perhaps 7.1 to
"Core Protocol Concepts" or something like that ...?  I don't really
care, just pointing out the issue.

 [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2002Oct/0180
 [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2002Oct/0181
 [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2002Oct/0194


On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 07:32:34PM +0200, Hugo Haas wrote:
> Hi all.
> A new version of the glossary is available for comments at:
>   http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2002/ws/arch/glossary/wsa-glossary.html?rev=1.12&content-type=text/html
> The terms have been organized, the suggestions from the mailing list
> have been incorporated, etc. A detailed list of changes can be found
> at [1].
> The document contains a section for choreography terms containing
> proposals from the discussion that occurred those past few days.
> Needless to say that the whole document is very much work in progress.
> Please note the intro section which describes the process that the
> Working Group agreed to regarding terminology.
> Regards,
> Hugo
>   1. http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/2002/ws/arch/glossary/wsa-glossary.xml
> -- 
> Hugo Haas - W3C
> mailto:hugo@w3.org - http://www.w3.org/People/Hugo/

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