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Re: Issue: Synch/Asynch Web services

From: Sai Surya Kiran Evani <evani@informatik.uni-freiburg.de>
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2003 17:44:24 +0200
Message-ID: <3F3516D8.2010003@informatik.uni-freiburg.de>
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org


Just curious if there would be anything defined regarding the queueing 
behaviour of a web service. I guess the analysis of the systems involved 
- the provider or the invoker would be different in the cases of 
unbounded queues and bounded queues..


Geoff Arnold wrote:

>> Bottom line: From my point of view async/sync is a question of blocking
>> or not, and completely separated from the underlying protocol. It just
>> has to provide sufficient ways to handle the message exchange in the way
>> desired by the application.
> If it were the case that sync/async were merely a question of blocking
> or non-blocking, WSA (and SOAP, and.....) would have nothing to
> say on the subject, since our specifications are silent on the
> question of implementation.
> However there is an alternative viewpoint (that sync/async is a
> property of message exchange patterns), and this has nothing
> whatsoever to do with implementation, blocking, threading and so forth.
> Geoff
Received on Saturday, 9 August 2003 11:44:29 UTC

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