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RE: Requesting WSDL Files

From: Snow, Harvey L. <snowh@citigroup.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 23:53:22 -0400
Message-ID: <FFCA2F611581D7498A03086E0D81B1FF02C7A221@cgrexc01.email.citicorp.com>
To: "'jsled@asynchronous.org'" <jsled@asynchronous.org>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org

I thought the whole point of WS was to reuse existing protocols.  As a tech
consumer, one of the most compelling things about WS is the notion that we
do not have to reinvent the application layer, and can focus on the content
rather then the form of our messages.  To get a resource like a WSDL, or in
fact any Meta data about a service does not, in my opinion, merit the
creation of a protocol with all the inherent complexity of such an endeavor.
In fact, I feel strongly that many of these emerging specifications such as
WS:Discovery which operate at a lower then expected level are not attractive
to me as work to promote web services as an easy to use enterprise
infrastructure.

Just my two cents for what it is worth.

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Sled [mailto:jsled@asynchronous.org]
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 2:43 PM
To: Savas Parastatidis
Cc: Anne Thomas Manes; www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: RE: Requesting WSDL Files


On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 14:32, Savas Parastatidis wrote:

> I think that's the wrong thing to do since it's transport
> protocol-specific. Oh well... it's there now, so nothing to do about it!

Indeed.  Why even use HTTP, at that point?

Why not just develop a new application protocol on top of TCP?

...jsled
Received on Wednesday, 7 July 2004 14:50:11 GMT

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