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RE: Snapshot of Web Services Glossary

From: Martin Chapman <martin.chapman@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 16:35:07 -0800
To: "'David Booth'" <dbooth@w3.org>, "'Hugo Haas'" <hugo@w3.org>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006a01c2d941$15cc7e20$488e1990@us.oracle.com>

hmmm don't like the defn of synchronous: 


>10.  synchronous
>[[
>Property of an interaction whose results are directly following the 
>interaction.
>]]
>I suggest adding:
>[[
>An interaction between an initiator and a respondent is 
>synchronous if the 
>initiator blocks some further processing while it waits for a 
>corresponding 
>action, response or acknowledgement from the respondent.
>]]

who/what is doing the blocking? This makes no senese in  a context where
we don't talk about programming languages, middleware, OSs etc.
Properties of synchronous communications we can convey inthis space are
direct communication (i.e. not through store and forward) and 
the fact that the reply (if any) comes back on the same communication
channel as the request.

Martin.
Received on Thursday, 20 February 2003 19:35:42 GMT

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