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Re: Nomenclature

From: Assaf Arkin <arkin@intalio.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 12:23:19 -0700
Message-ID: <3EE4DEA7.7030405@intalio.com>
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org

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>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.
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>>I agree.  I think there's a range of "other stuff" though.
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>>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!):
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>>-- "automated web application" (regular 'ol HTML form / CGI that one might
>>automate or screen scrape with code).
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>>-- "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
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>>-- "minimal Web service" (uses SOAP or WSDL but not both)
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>>-- "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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