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RE: Resolution of Web Services Architecture Issues 27 and 28

From: Mark Baker <mbaker@idokorro.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 13:38:27 -0500
Message-ID: <0503561D34C63045B07F04E5B3B2BFDC15235C@FRED.planetfred.internal>
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

Thanks Mike.

I accept the resolution of both issues.  I was expecting there was
already concensus on the relationship of the stacks within the WG,
but if not, I agree it isn't worth the group's time to work on.
And I'm happy that the editors will take care not to misuse the
term "transport protocol" in the future.

But ... (you knew that was coming, right? 8-)

> One 
> position that
> seems to beheld by several of us is that since a primary 
> requirement of Web
> services is
> to be protocol-neutral, the question is moot.

I will submit a new issue that addresses this huge flaw with the WSA.
It is impossible for an architecture to be both protocol neutral,
and have its messages get past firewalls at the same time.  If it
were otherwise, firewalls would just let all TCP traffic through.

FWIW, I just wrote another note on this subject;


P.S. I note that your message to me wasn't sent to www-wsa-comments.
I expect this was just an oversight - either that or I'm responding
to a draft version. 8-)  I didn't send this there, as there's no
dissent to record regarding issues 27 and 28.

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