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Web Services Provider/Consumer

From: John Kemp <john.kemp@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 13:35:49 -0400
Cc: Tom Wason <wason@mindspring.com>
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-Id: <ED4DEC23-C121-11D7-A3C0-000393D3E47A@earthlink.net>


As the coordinating editor for Project Liberty (an identity management 
web services framework), two terms have appeared in our specifications, 
and I hear them all the time from member companies - Web Services 
Provider (WSP) and Web Services Consumer (WSC). I see definitions in 
[1] for Web Service/Provider and Client, but I'm wondering whether it 
wouldn't make sense to put WSC and WSP into the Web Services Glossary, 
if only to point to Client and Provider respectively? We wish to use 
these terms in the Liberty Glossary, but it seems to me that the basic 
definitions should "belong to" the Web Services Architecture, and 
Liberty may then reference them, and perhaps further refine them for a 
Liberty context.

[1]       Brown, A, Haas, H., eds., Web Services Glossary, W3C Working 
Draft, 14th November 2002, 

- JohnK

John Kemp      john.kemp@earthlink.net
t: 413.458.9053        f: 413.458.0951
Co-ordinating editor / Project Liberty
Received on Monday, 28 July 2003 13:38:53 UTC

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