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WSA/SOA constraints - Clarification Needed?

From: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) <RogerCutler@ChevronTexaco.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 09:05:33 -0500
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To: www-ws-arch@w3.org

It seems to me that what Mark says about 1.6.2 may reflect some sort of
disconnect between what was intended by the writer of that text and the
way Mark is interpreting it.  Or, if not, I have difficulty interpreting
that statement in the light of other things I think I know about the SOA
approach.  	Either way, it seems to me that it might be useful to
add some clarification or discussion of the statement, "This
architecture adds the constraint of stateless connections, that is where
the all the data for a given request must be in the request."  As it
stands I personally don't think that this is a reasonable constraint on
Web services, but it certainly may be that I don't understand what is
meant here.  Perhaps it would be best to leave it that I don't think I
understand and I think other readers might not either.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 9:23 AM
To: www-wsa-comments@w3.org
Subject: WSA/SOA constraints?


The Aug 8 version of the WSA document doesn't talk very much about
architectural constraints.  I believe, at one time, we agreed that it
was important that it do so.  Dave Orchard even started a list[1] (as
did I months earlier, though it was disregarded).

In 1.6.2, it's mentioned that SOA adopts the stateless constraint, which
is great.  But the rest of the constraints should be mentioned too.


 [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2003Feb/0055.html

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Received on Monday, 25 August 2003 12:02:08 UTC

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