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RE: Proposed replacement text for Section 1.6

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 16:26:01 -0500
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: He, Hao [mailto:Hao.He@thomson.com.au] 
> Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 4:20 PM
> To: 'Champion, Mike '; 'www-ws-arch@w3.org '
> Subject: RE: Proposed replacement text for Section 1.6

> I still think we need to define/explain SOA by formally 
> listing the architectural constraints.  You sort of did it 
> but I am strongly in favor of explicitly listing them as constraints. 

That's what the previous draft tried to do.  I struggled with that because
I'm not at all sure how many of the SOA principles are core definitions,
which are really architectural constraints, and which are best practices for
developing *good* SOAs (e.g. coarse granularity).  What would you suggest as
the list of constraints? 

> Can we also replace "There is considerable confusion in the 
> computing industry about the relationships among the terms 
> "distributed system", "service oriented architecture," and 
> "web service", as well as to related technologies such as 
> ..." with something more positive?

OK, propose something! I don't have a problem with changing it, but I think
there *is* immense confusion about this stuff.  

> BTW, I predicted in my article
> (http://webservices.xml.com/pub/a/ws/2003/09/30/soa.html) 
> that someone would soon replace the original meaning of SOAP 
> with Service Oriented Architecture Protocol. Now, you did it. :)

I was trying to remember who I stole that from!  I should have cited your
article too, because I remember reading it and getting a lot out of it a few
months ago.  I remember thinking about stealing your CD-playing service
example when I first started wrestling with this action item, but decided
that it was too informal for this document.
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