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Re: FW: Reliable Messaging Summary

From: Walden Mathews <waldenm@optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 13:17:41 -0500
To: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <003d01c2e343$83350840$1702a8c0@WorkGroup>

Geoff,

> (2) The requirement of transport independence (including
> the dynamic composition of multiple transports) means that
> at the web services architectural level the specification,
> description, and negotiation of reliability cannot be
> couched in transport-specific or even message-specific
> terms. (If my messages are conveyed using a black-box
> service that guarantees the required reliability, I
> should not have to understand exactly how it achieves
> this.)

This is a fascinating observation.  In other words, "reliability"
can only be defined in terms readily understood within the
application "domain of discourse"?  Or is there some other
level?

Walden

 
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