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RE: Standards Descriptions - V2

From: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 16:44:11 -0500
Message-ID: <7FCB5A9F010AAE419A79A54B44F3718E031327B4@bocnte2k3.boc.chevrontexaco.net>
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

I don't think that it requires humans to be in the loop, at least in any
way I understand.  But I really don't know what you mean by "state
transfer based".

As far as I know it's a protocol intended to be used by backoffice
systems talking to backoffice systems in other companies in an automated
fashion.  The fact that WalMart is mandating its use for EDI
transactions, and vendors are offering VAN services to WalMart via that
protocol -- as well as EAI vendors adaptors for such transmissions --
indicates rather strongly to me that this is what it's about.

But it is quite possible that there is something about AS2 I don't get.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 3:25 PM
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: Re: Standards Descriptions - V2

On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 04:08:17PM -0400, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)
> AS2 - Probably best viewed as an alternative to Web services,

Can you include that one?  I mean, it's state transfer based, and
therefore requires humans be in the loop.

Or so I'm told.


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