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RE: Some proposed definitions of Web Service

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 18:07:08 -0400
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To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Cc: Mike.champion@softwareag-usa.com

Roger Cutler wrote:
>I don't see any problem with defining the term Web services itself in a 
>way that is fairly general and can accommodate development of the 
>technology and then specializing to a more restricted domain for the 
>reference architecture.

I agree.   Furthermore, . . .

1. It's far more important for us to spend our time focusing on the 
properties of our architecture than on either a one-paragraph definition of 
"Web service" or what we should call our architecture.

2. Our existing definition "Web service" is not perfect, but it's good 
enough for glossary purposes for the time being.  We might consider MINOR 
wordsmithing tweaks at our F2F, but NOT on email, because these email 
threads tend to quickly diverge out of control and become unproductive.

3. I think our Chairs made an excellent suggestion for moving forward: list 
potential services and have the group decide if they're in scope or out of 
scope ( http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2003Apr/0203.html ) 
for the WSA.  I think the list is a good way to collect candidates for 

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
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