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RE: Draft of Definitions

From: Krishna Sankar <ksankar@cisco.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 16:13:13 -0800
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501c1ca23$def9e630$5ca7153f@amer.cisco.com>
Hi,

	As a suggestion, can both the groups have one set of definitions
?

cheers

 | -----Original Message-----
 | From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org 
 | [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of David Booth
 | Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 2:29 PM
 | To: Keith Ballinger
 | Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org
 | Subject: Draft of Definitions
 | 
 | 
 | Keith,
 | 
 | Here is an initial draft of definitions.  What do you think?
 | 
 | David Booth
 | 
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 | 
 | Non-Normative Definitions
 | =========================
 | 
 | Web Service
 | Software that performs a task on behalf of one or more 
 | Clients, typically 
 | over a network, using protocols defined in this document. 
 | [This definition 
 | may change, subject to guidance from the Web Services 
 | Architecture Working 
 | Group.]
 | 
 | Client
 | Software that makes use of a Web Service, acting as its 
 | "user" or "customer".
 | 
 | Normative Definitions
 | =====================
 | 
 | Message
 | Data to be communicated to or from a Web Service as a single logical 
 | transmission.
 | 
 | Operation
 | A single logical action supported by the Service. An 
 | operation associates 
 | an input message with one or more output or error messages.
 | 
 | OperationSet (a/k/a "Port Type")
 | A logical grouping of operations supported by the Service.
 | 
 | Binding
 | An association between an OperationSet, a concrete protocol 
 | and a data 
 | format that specifies the protocol and data format that may 
 | be used to 
 | communicate with the Service.
 | 
 | Port
 | An association between a Binding and a network address that 
 | may be used to 
 | communicate with the Service.
 | 
 | Service
 | A collection of Ports.
 | 
 | [End]
 | 
 | 
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