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RE: Layering in ebXML and WSA

From: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 09:03:53 -0800
Message-ID: <EDDE2977F3D216428E903370E3EBDDC90810E0@MAIL01.stc.com>
To: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@ChevronTexaco.com>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

> I seem to be leaning toward the idea that Web services are oriented
> towards operations that do not carry context or do so in a relatively
> simple manner.  EbXML seems to be oriented towards operations with a
> heavyweight, complex and rather specific set of capabilities 
> to support
> long-running business conversations in the manner to which many
> businesses have become accustomed. 

This might be a snapshot of the current situation, but we should keep in mind that Web services are a rapidly evolving technology, and that ebXML is at a more developed stage than Web services. So comparing the two based on the current snapshot might not be correct.

If we look at emerging Web services specs like BPEL and WS-Transactions, we can see that they have plenty of things to say about context and long-running conversations.

Ugo
Received on Friday, 14 February 2003 12:04:28 GMT

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