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RE: Draft of Definitions

From: Fred Carter <fcarter@edgility.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 16:22:26 -0800
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001101c1ca25$28d67ab0$600a0a0a@edgility.com>
I think an operation associates an input message with _zero_ or more
output or error messages.  An operation could be OneWay.

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Fred Carter -- Edgility Software, Inc.
mailto:fred.carter@edgility.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Krishna Sankar
> Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 4:13 PM
> To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Draft of Definitions
> 
> 
> 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
>  | 
>  |   ---------------------------------- cut here 
>  | ------------------------------------
>  | 
>  | 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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