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RE: WSA diffs from REST

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 12:59:03 -0600
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 2:19 PM
> To: David Orchard
> Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: WSA diffs from REST
> 
> I suggest that my list of accepted constraints (modulo rephrasing to
> remove the references to REST), plus your XML one, and any others that
> WG thinks are there, would be sufficient.

I think our job is to consider the the constraints of the web itself, as we
in this WG understand it, in the light of whatever authoritative findings
that the TAG comes up with as we are working.  These constraints will be
considered in light of other constraints defined by our Requirements, the
actual web services work going on, etc. I see no urgency to cull out the
web-specific constraints, only to develop a coherent picture in in the
actual WSA document.
 
> As I've said, my only objective is to provide a means whereby the TAG
> can quickly and accurately compare Web services with the Web.

My opinion, which I believe is more or less shared by most of the other
editors and the co-chair, is that the TAG has already made its opinion known
on that subject in the discussion about GET in SOAP 1.2.  SOAP 1.2 has
accomodated the TAG's issue to the satisfaction of both the XMLP WG and the
TAG.  We have clear direction on the relationship between web services and
the Web, that sketched out in SOAP 1.2, and our job is to flesh out a
reference architecture that accomodates this, WSDL, SOAP as actually
practiced, and numerous other inputs.

I personally would not welcome an early occasion where "the TAG can quickly
and accurately compare Web services with the Web."  They can of course
review our working drafts of the WSA document itself and make their opinion
known as it takes shape, and specific feedback -- such as they gave XMLP
last spring -- would be welcome, but I would appreciate having the time to
get good consensus in the WG around the WSA document before that happens.
 
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