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Re: Synchronous?

From: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 00:10:24 -0500
To: "Newcomer, Eric" <Eric.Newcomer@iona.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <17667932-59C9-11D7-852D-000393C53568@sun.com>


On Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at 09:53  PM, Newcomer, Eric wrote:

> Apologies for appearing to suggest we don't need definitions of these 
> terms for the glossary.  Of course we do.  I was just impatient with 
> the seemingly endless debate... 
>  
While it is not always the case, I find that many "endless debates" of 
this kind are
actually important exercises in taking a machete to the undergrowth of
unwitting assumptions. In the case of "[a]synchronous", I think we've 
done at least
four things:
- clarified the distinction between an MEP and the applications 
programming model
   used to implement an agent (e.g. in examining notions like "wait", 
"active" and so on)
- raised the issue of two-party vs. N-party interactions
- flushed out a couple of potential protocol dependencies (e.g. in 
references to "same
   connection")
- made it less likely that we'll have to revise all of this when 
choreography rears its head

These seem worthwhile to me, even though they could have been 
accomplished a bit
quicker. (And I know I haven't exactly helped.... mea culpa.)
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