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Re: The UR Trout: Web Services, REST, SOAP

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2003 06:22:07 +0600
Message-ID: <04c101c3428b$79cb4d80$02c8a8c0@lankabook2>
To: "Ugo Corda" <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

"Ugo Corda" <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com> writes:
> > As a WSDL kinda guy, I am of the "has WSDL => is a Web service"
> > orientation. 
> How far would you go with that statement? Would a WSDL endpoint
> bound to Java RMI qualify as a Web service?

See WSIF (http://ws.apache.org/wsif) - it does call them Web 
services .. and a host of other things.

However, from a WSA point of view I'm ok with leaving out that
stuff as being <something else> services. I think that WSA
should not rule out inherent parts of the Web like HTTP/XML/MIME
things as Web services. Form POST is a nice way to invoke a 
service .. as is GET. The response could be just XML, or SOAP
(like the SOAP response MEP) or a JPEG or some other MIME type. 
If its properly described in WSDL, then the user can know how
to handle it correctly.

If this is OT let's take it off-list .. I know lots of this stuff
was discussed a long time ago and I don't want to waste the WG's 

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