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Re: Definition for a Web Service

From: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 18:22:58 -0400
Message-ID: <001a01c36058$acea2340$7501a8c0@TPX21>
To: "Geoff Arnold" <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

Hmmm.... A service may have multiple WSDL files. I suppose the WSDL file
that defines the <wsdl:service> is the definitive definition of the service,
but I'm not sure that the definition of a thing is the same as the name of
the thing. The WSDL URL identifies the WSDL file. I contend that a WSDL file
is a different resouce from the thing it defines.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Arnold" <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
To: "Anne Thomas Manes" <anne@manes.net>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: Definition for a Web Service

> On Monday, August 11, 2003, at 05:45 PM, Anne Thomas Manes wrote:
> > The way I see it, the service URI *names* the service (effectively
> > equivalent to the wsdl:service @name). It is not and should not be
> > construed
> > to be an endpoint of the service.
> +1 .... but in the case where the service and its endpoint(s) are
> described by an HTTP-accessible WSDL document, is there anything we
> want to
> say about the [?non]relationship between the URI for the WSDL and the
> which *names* the service?
> Just curious.....
> Geoff
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