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Re: Messaging Service Layer

From: Walden Mathews <waldenm@optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 22:57:55 -0500
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <005901c2d701$ebacba60$1702a8c0@WorkGroup>

> > If there's concensus in the WG
> > about what you've written, I would request that this be
> > reflected in the arch doc so that IETFers and other OSI/IETF
> > model folks can be aware of the difference in terminology.
> > Or perhaps it could just go in the glossary, in the
> > definitions of "application layer", "transport layer", etc..
> There's nothing in the WSA charter or requirements about conforming to any
> flavor of the 7-layer networking model, AFAIK.  I'm unfamiliar with the
> IETF's position on this as a normative model for the highest-levels of the
> protocol stack, could you point me to that? I'd also be interested in
> hearing from anyone besides Mark who believes this is an important issue.

I think Mark is just asking the group to think hard before coding up
a spec that loses all the wisdom and helpfulness of these two imperfect
but very helpful models.  One way to "think hard" about it is to write
the text that Mark has requested above.

To the extent that credibility of the architecture document is important,
it's an important issue.

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