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Re: Issue: Synch/Asynch Web services

From: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 14:43:40 -0400
To: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@ChevronTexaco.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <912ECD27-C6AB-11D7-A6A4-000A95718676@sun.com>

On Monday, August 4, 2003, at 01:52 PM, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) 
[splash, splash]
> And then, I would think, there are WS's that can be used BOTH s and 
> a/s.

I think we're splashing around in the pond. Let's refocus. Synchronous 
asynchronous are adjectives. To what nouns do they apply? (If many, 
pick the
most fundamental.) What is the essential difference between a 
synchronous <x> and
an asynchronous <x>?

The superficially plausible candidates for <x> are:
- set of messages
- message exchange pattern
- message
- web service
You may have others.

As you know, my preference is for "message exchange pattern", because 
lets me think about the consequences for messages (what properties must 
have) and sets of messages (is this, possibly ordered, set of messages a
well-formed instance of a particular message exchange pattern).
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