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RE: Draft of the Web Services Glossary

From: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 14:03:44 -0500
Message-ID: <7FCB5A9F010AAE419A79A54B44F3718E01817E05@bocnte2k3.boc.chevrontexaco.net>
To: "Hugo Haas" <hugo@w3.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

Here are some comments.  In general, portions of this are MUCH improved
-- but some of the sections are weird, to put it mildly.  Would it be
possible to flag the sections that are included for some "to-be-done"
reason and distinguish them from sections that have been reasonably
worked over?

Actor - As I understand it a legal entity can own agents or Web services
separately.  That is, ownership of a Web service does not always come
through ownership of the agent, and in fact the two may have different
owners.  I think.  Suggest: "... That may be the owner of agents and/or
Web services".

Discovery - Is this compatible with David Booth's diagrams and analysis?
In particular, I am concerned that some scenarios do not involve machine
processable descriptions but instead what he calls "semantics".
Suggest: "The act of locating a description ..."  At the very least I
would like to see this flagged as not representing consensus.

Message - I question the use of the word "client", which has an
implication to me of a client-server model.  The definition of "client",
in fact, simply refers to "requestor".  Suggest:  Eliminate client in
favor of requestor, see if one can eliminate client altogether.  Also,
the English is fractured somehow unless there is some punctuation after
the word client that I cannot see in this font. 

Safe - Is this consistent with other sources, notable Web architecture?
If so, should reference.

Web site - Is this accurate?  Does it come from somewhere?  It seems to
me that Web sites can include things that are not pages, like
executables and Web services.

Legal Entity - Suggest: "... Or of Web services themselves".

Manageable element - Suggest eliminate or improve.  This definition adds
nothing that is not evident from the term itself.

Manageability Interface - This seems too general to me.  I think it
covers way too much, as I understand it.  Suggest eliminate or rework.

Message Description Language - Circular.  Eliminate.

Message identifier, recipient, etc -- Ditto.

Declarative and Procedural - WHAT????  I give up -- this is getting too

-----Original Message-----
From: Hugo Haas [mailto:hugo@w3.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 1:06 PM
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: Draft of the Web Services Glossary

Dear WG members,

Please review for publication (i.e. let the editor know on the
www-ws-arch mailing list if there are things that need to be flagged as
not representing consensus at all, or something one cannot live with,
etc.) the following document:

  Web Services Glossary

  Editors' Draft $Date: 2003/04/30 17:54:16 $ 2003


Main changes since the W3C Working Draft 14 November 2002:
- incorporates the decisions and discussions made.
- incorporates the management glossary work
- reorganization of the sections

Detailed changes:
- Changelog:
- CVS log:



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