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Re: Nailing down the definition of "Web services" and the scope o f WS A for the document

From: Walden Mathews <waldenm@optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 21:18:37 -0400
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <000a01c3047f$46b17ae0$1702a8c0@WorkGroup>

Maybe a Web service is a service with a Web interface.  Plus
some other stuff?

I think I got caught thinking "interface" in the most abstact
sense, sorry.

WM

----- Original Message -----
From: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
To: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 8:26 PM
Subject: RE: Nailing down the definition of "Web services" and the scope o f
WS A for the document


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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Walden Mathews [mailto:waldenm@optonline.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 5:37 PM
> > To: Champion, Mike; www-ws-arch@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: Nailing down the definition of "Web services"
> > and the scope
> > of WS A for the document
> >
> >
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> > I would resist the temptation to define a service as an interface,
> > because I think the default understanding is that services *have*
> > interfaces, not that they *are* interfaces.
>
> Hmmm ... I think the way we (actually Eric) have recently defined it is
> clearer.  The code that does something in the real world might be a
> "service" (and for that matter, the humans that put the book in the box or
> load the truck, etc. might be the ones who perform the "service"), but I
> think it's useful to think of the *Web* service as the standard XML/URI
> interface to the service.  That way the Web service can be neutral with
> respect to whether the "service" involves bits, atoms, humans, or whatever
> ... it's all just about XML and URIs.
>
> Maybe Eric could remind us  of the rest of his reasoning ....
> >
>
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