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Discussion topic for tomorrow's call

From: Newcomer, Eric <Eric.Newcomer@iona.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 01:02:01 -0500
Message-ID: <DCF6EF589A22A14F93DFB949FD8C4AB2D62D20@amereast-ems1.IONAGLOBAL.COM>
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Hi,
 
I've been working on organizing principles for the document content, in addition to the refactoring work we've been doing.  One of the ideas that's been debated recently seems to make a lot of sense -- treating Web services as applications of XML.  Focusing on the applications of XML (i.e. SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, etc.) and not on the execution environment (which is vendor specific) allows us to avoid some of the more complicated issues around how Web services are executed, and concentrate instead on describing how the XML applications work together and relate to each other.
 
Web services are not executable things per se, they are applications of XML that are transformed and/or mapped to executable things.  Adopting this principle may help organize the technical material better.  Anyway, this is a topic for discussion during the call tomorrow.
 
I've attached a draft of a stack diagram for the same purpose, to try to visually depict the major topic areas that we need to address.  This also suggests that we need to create major document sections for these topics.
 
During the editors' call today we discussed the following major sections, and solicited volunteers for creating them:
 
-- Introduction (David Booth)
-- Concepts and Relationships (Frank)
-- Messaging
-- Management (Heather)
-- Security (Abbie)
-- Discovery (David Booth)
-- Description/Orchestration/Choreography
 
Let's talk about this tomorrow, see if there are volunteers for other sections, etc.
 
Regards,
 
Eric

Eric Newcomer
Chief Technology Officer
eric.newcomer@iona.com
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