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RE: Draft definition of WS

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 21:57:58 -0400
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To: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

Your changes look good to me.  Thanks.

At 05:46 PM 7/24/2003 -0500, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) wrote:
>[Roger's suggested modifications:]
>There are many things that might reasonably be called "Web services" in
>the world at large.  However, for the purpose of this architecture, and
>without prejudice toward other definitions, we will use the following
>A Web service is a software system designed to support
>machine-to-machine interaction over a network.  It is identified by a
>URI and has public interfaces described in a machine-processable format
>(WSDL). Other systems may interact with the Web service in a manner
>prescribed by its description, typically using XML-based messages
>conveyed using HTTP, SOAP and other Web-related standards.

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
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