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Re: Nomenclature

From: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2003 07:51:58 -0400
Message-ID: <000001c32e79$5398cff0$0300a8c0@TPX21>
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

+1

----- Original Message -----
From: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
To: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 7:59 PM
Subject: RE: Nomenclature


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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)
> > [mailto:RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 5:42 PM
> > To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> > Subject: Nomenclature
> >
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> >
> > It seems obvious to me at this point that the WG is going to insist on
> > "branding" Web services with WSDL and SOAP -- and maybe that's a good
> > thing.  Nonetheless, I think that there is a need for some sort of
> > nomenclature to describe the "other stuff" that is app<->app using
> > standard Web messaging.
>
> I agree.  I think there's a range of "other stuff" though.
>
> Some suggestions .... basically let's let the word "service" imply
> app<->communication using standards, and the "Web" prefix mean SOAP+WSDL
> app<->app communication (counter-intuitive, but the marketing people have
> claimed this nomenclature and there does seem to be a consensus that it is
> our scope!):
>
> -- "automated web application" (regular 'ol HTML form / CGI that one might
> automate or screen scrape with code).
>
> -- "HTTP service"  (a service built using REST principles but without
> explicit SOAP/WSDL.  Or maybe we want to say "REST service" uses the REST
> principles and "HTTP service" uses HTTP in an ad-hoc way.  I personally
> don't want to get into this doctrinal distinction, but wouldn't lay down
in
> the road ...)
>
> -- "minimal Web service" (uses SOAP or WSDL but not both)
>
> -- "XML service"  (uses a custom XML protocol / description rather than
> SOAP/WSDL) ... a RESTful one might be an "XML HTTP service").
>
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