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Re: Draft of Definitions

From: <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 09:57:26 -0500
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The term "OperationSet" is as awkward as "PortType". I prefer the usual
term for a named set of operations - "Interface".

Arthur Ryman



                                                                                                                                 
                    David Booth                                                                                                  
                    <dbooth@w3.org>        To:     "Keith Ballinger" <KeithBa@msn.com>                                           
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Keith,

Here is an initial draft of definitions.  What do you think?

David Booth

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Non-Normative Definitions
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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.

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