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RE: Web Service Description and stateful services - (on the 'www-ws@w3.org' list) Debating on a) Stateful Web Service Instances b) Stateful Interaction - OGSI

From: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 21:20:10 -0700
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To: "Assaf Arkin" <arkin@intalio.com>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

> What do we call the internals? Is it a 'service' but not a 'Web 
> service', the 'service behind the service', the 'Web service whose 
> definition is given by more than WSDL/SOAP', or something totally 
> difference?

In my view a Web service includes both the WSDL definition (the "interface syntax") and its semantics. I would only decide to use a Web service after knowing its semantics.

The problem is that so far we only have a standardized way of describing the interface. The current work of the WSD group on RDF/OWL is an attempt to provide a standardized way to describe the semantics. But again the concept of Web service should include both the interface and the semantics behind.

Ugo
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