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WS, SOA, and the Web

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 16:05:15 -0600
Message-ID: <9A4FC925410C024792B85198DF1E97E40598506C@usmsg03.sagus.com>
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Orchard [mailto:dorchard@bea.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 12:58 PM
> To: 'Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)'; jdart@tibco.com; 'Francis McCabe'
> Cc: 'Hugo Haas'; www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Draft of the Web Services Glossary (reliable messaging)
> Agreed with concerns about the .. abruptness .. of the SOA vs 
> REST material.  I think part of the reason it is abrupt is 
> because doing a rigorous definition of an architecture style 
> should take a fair amount of text, but we/I haven't put much 
> more time into it. 

I sympathize ... I took an action item at an editors call a couple of weeks
ago to work on the "WSA and the Web" section, and kept digging myself deeper
and deeper into the hole.  The problem is that the Webarch, and SOA
definitions that I could find are so general that they not only can
encompass almost anything (as the Web does, of course) but can also
encompass each other, even though some consider them antonyms.

I think we need to try to get some clarified text into the "heartbeat"
publication.  I have come to  kindof like the "Direct SOA" and 
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