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Re: Standards Descriptions - V2

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 10:13:17 -0400
To: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20031003101317.A11387@www.markbaker.ca>

Sorry Roger, I guess it wasn't clear by "*ducks*", that I was kidding.
AS2 uses a uniform interface constraint, but is for machine-to-machine
integration.  I think that fact would surprise many who are currently
under the impression that a uniform interface is only suitable for
browsers and humans.

"uniform interface" == "data exchange"


On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 05:44:11PM -0400, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) wrote:
> 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)
> wrote:
> > 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.
> *ducks*
> Mark.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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