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Re: Layering in ebXML and WSA

From: Colleen Evans <cevans@sonicsoftware.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 09:32:36 -0700
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <3E4D1A24.87B4501F@sonicsoftware.com>

While I agree there's value in doing this for ebXML users and the community at
large, I am concerned about the timing and scope.  Where do we stop with the
analysis of ebXML and WSA layering?  Do we dig into BPSS and choreography as
well?  If we head in this direction we should carefully define and bound the
exercise, or we'll get into the weeds and slow down our work on the

I don't believe now is the right time to start this.  Our document is in
transition and we should get the core parts we've identified solid before we
branch off onto something else.  Can we put it on the list and prioritize?


"Champion, Mike" wrote:

> I for one am a bit overwhelmed by the "layers" thread.  What we need, and
> which I think someone out there must have the ability to summarize, is a
> paragraph or two on how messaging works in ebXML (all these acronyms such as
> CPA are foreign to many of us!) and how that differs from the more typical
> "stack" conception in various Web services architectures.
> I don't see any responses to Roger's
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2003Feb/0073.html
> I'm especially interested in observations on his assertion that ebXML is
> heavily oriented toward early-bound, "heavy" B2B/EDI operations whereas
> typical Web services architectures are oriented toward late-bound and light
> operations.  This sounds plausible to me, is it more or less correct?
> Finally, I'd like to see suggestions for how to discuss this in the WSA
> document. What properties, relationships, and constraints characterize ebXML
> messaging?
> Thanks for helping to direct this very informative discussion in a direction
> that is more useful to the WSA WG.
> Mike Champion
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