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suggested edits for sect 1.1

From: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 14:03:52 -0400
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF11132EDE.B47D2E34-ON85256D27.003A408A-85256D27.00636B4A@us.ibm.com>

<old sect 1.1>
Web services provide a standard means of interoperating between different 
software applications, running on a variety of platforms and/or 
frameworks. The Web service architecture (WSA) is intended to provide a 
common definition of a Web service, and define its place within a larger 
Web services framework to guide Web services product implementers, Web 
services specification authors, Web services application developers, and 
Web services students. 

The WSA provides a model and a context for understanding Web services, and 
a context for placing Web services specifications and technologies into 
relationships with each other and with other technologies outside the WSA. 
The WSA promotes interoperability through the definition of compatible 
protocols. The architecture does not impose any requirements on the 
implementation of services, and imposes no restriction on how services 
might be combined. The WSA describes both the minimal characteristics that 
are common to all Web services, and a number of characteristics that are 
needed by many, but not all, Web services. 
</old>
<new sect 1.1>
Web services provide a standard means of interoperating between different 
software applications, running on a variety of platforms and/or 
frameworks. This document (WSA) is intended to provide a common definition 
of a Web service, and define its place within a larger Web services 
framework to guide the community.

The WSA provides a model and a context for understanding Web services and 
the relationships between the various specifications and technologies that 
comprise the WSA. The WSA promotes interoperability through the definition 
of compatible protocols. The architecture does not impose any requirements 
on the implementation of services, and imposes no restriction on how 
services might be combined. The WSA describes both the minimal 
characteristics that are common to all Web services, and a number of 
characteristics that are needed by many, but not all, Web services. 
</new>

Cheers,

Christopher Ferris
Architect, Emerging e-business Industry Architecture
email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
phone: +1 508 234 3624
Received on Thursday, 15 May 2003 14:04:06 GMT

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