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RE: Is This a Web Service?

From: <Richard.Chennault@kp.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 09:57:13 -0700
To: jim.webber@arjuna.com
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org, www-ws-arch-request@w3.org
Message-Id: <OF970C4FF4.1AADF31D-ON88256D09.005CF71F@KP.ORG>
+1 to what Jim states.

To me a Web Service requires WSDL and XML.   If WSDL and XML are not 
involved then one could theorize that we have always had web-services once 
CGI's were born.


Richard D. Chennault

Kaiser Permanente

"Jim Webber" <jim.webber@arjuna.com>
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04/15/2003 08:23 AM

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> Do other people think that if it doesn't use WSDL it's not a 
> Web service?  I personally don't like this at all.

Nor do I, but then I have the seemingly contrarian view that SOAP is
implicitly involved :-) (and not necessarily anything to do with the Web).

While I can appreciate that this group does not necessarily have to have a
commercially-facing outlook, we are at risk of marginalisation if the
architecture fragments into X different flavours of Web services. 

Received on Tuesday, 15 April 2003 13:20:08 UTC

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