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Message Recipient 2.2.26 & Sender 2.2.27 text

From: GARG Shishir / FTR&D / US <shishir.garg@rd.francetelecom.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 23:08:09 -0700
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To: "'www-ws-arch@w3.org'" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
hi, per the last concall, I have taken a look at the existing text for
2.2.26 and 2.2.27 and propose only minor modifications to the original text
as follows. Also, there is some text regarding intermediaries that I think
is more appropriate to associate with the sender's description:

2.2.26 Message recipient

2.2.26.1 Summary

A message recipient is an agent that is intended - by a message sender - to
consume the message.

2.2.26.2 Relationships to other elements
a message recipient is
an agent

2.2.26.3 Description
The message recipient is the agent that the sender intends the message to be
consumed by. The message recipient of an agent may be represented as the
agent's identifier in a message envelope; however, in the case of anonymous
or broadcast-style interactions, the recipient of a message may not be
available to the sender, and vice-versa.

In general, a message may be intended for more than one recipient.
Furthermore, in some cases, the sending agent may not have direct knowledge
of the identity of the message recipient (for example, in multi-case
situations or in the case anonymous interactions with a service provider.)




2.2.27 Message sender

2.2.27.1 Summary

A message sender is the agent that originates a message.

2.2.27.2 Relationships to other elements
a message sender is
an agent

2.2.27.3 Description
A message sender is the agent that originally caused a new message to be
created and sent to an agent. The message sender of an agent may be
represented as the agent's identifier in a message envelope; however, in the
case of anonymous interactions the originator of a message may not be
available.

Messages may also be passed through intermediaries that process aspects of
the message; typically by examining the message headers. The sending agent
may or may not be aware of such intermediaries.

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Couple of additional comments:
* I would suggest the Intermediary text in 2.2.11.1 Summary read:

An intermediary is a message processing node that does not necessarily
represent the message's intended recipient; but which, none-the-less may
process some aspect of the message.

* Does 2.2.26.3 need to mention intermediaries at all?
Received on Wednesday, 2 July 2003 02:01:32 GMT

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