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RE: Nailing down the definition of "Web services" and the scope of WS A for the document

From: Jim Webber <jim.webber@arjuna.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 21:51:43 +0100
To: "'Champion, Mike'" <Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000f01c30459$fd578e40$0800000a@stan>

Mike:

> So, is this at least a good starting point for a consensus on 
> how to define "Web service" and "XML/WSA-compliant Web 
> service" in the WSA document?  Who on the WG can't live with 
> it?  Who outside the WG wishes to strenuously object? And 
> what should the scope of the WSA require ...interfaces that 
> CAN be described in a machine-processable language or 
> interfaces that MUST be described in a machine-processable 
> description language?  What other wordsmithing would anyone propose?

Since I find the view of Web services being "user interfaces for other
computing systems to use" I think MUST is imperative in this case. Anything
less is just too wide a definition.

Jim
Received on Wednesday, 16 April 2003 16:51:51 GMT

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