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Re: Binding

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 21:01:19 +0000
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-Id: <200301072101.19636.miles@milessabin.com>

I wrote,
> That's not good enough. Let's try a slightly less trivial example.
[snip: long example]

> For all that the logical structure of this interaction is different
> from the corresponding SOAP/WSDL interaction, it doesn't rely any
> less on prior knowledge. At the very least it should be obvious that
> the client has to know enough up front about the services response in
> (2') to be able to distinguish between "buy" and "sell" ... otherwise
> it might make an expensive mistake.
> FWIW, I can imagine you quibbling about the details of the structure
> of the URI space that's needed to support this kind of interaction
> ... maybe you'd prefer to pick out different resources or transitions
> as the salient ones. Whatever, that wouldn't materially affect the
> point: it would still have to have _some_ structure, and there would
> still have to be corresponding prior knowledge, shared context and
> expectations between the client and the service.

Mark ... should we take your silence here as assent?

Not that I'd want to distract you from squares, circles and brown cows 
or whatever ;-)


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