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Re: Proposed text on reliability in the web services architecture

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 10:59:48 -0500
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030109105948.I529@www.markbaker.ca>

On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 07:33:17AM -0700, Champion, Mike wrote:
> Just recall that many of
> the use cases for Web services include the integration of applications that
> CANNOT be redesigned.  If you can debunk my mistaken assertions that REST
> doesn't work for this use case, go for it.

REST provides for encapsulating legacy systems through layering.  So one
would simply write a component which on one interface presented the
uniform interface, and on the other interacted with the legacy system
via its native interface.

BTW, a quick comment about WS-Reliability.  It contains a "To:" header,
which appears to bump head first into issue 2;

http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/arch/2/issues/wsa-issues.html#x2

MB
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