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Requirements: Describing WS Capabilities

From: Sandeep Kumar <sandkuma@cisco.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 20:29:53 -0800
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
A WS description allows it to publish the message interactions it is capable
of handling. However, this description alone does not
capture any meta-information associated with the message interaction
definitions. The message interactions are meaningful in a
given business domain, or more precisely, as defined as part of W3C work on
ontology [1].

A Web Service description SHOULD be able to define extensible mechanisms for
capturing meta-information associated with a message.

Some of the examples of the meta-information are:

1. Some messages of a WS may require authentication information.

2. Some messages of a WS may deal with in a particular Business Domain. For
instance, submitPO, may be an overloaded
message where one such message primarily deals with RosettaNet.

3. QoS parameters

Comments are welcome.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-webont-req-20020307/

Sandeep Kumar
Cisco Systems
Received on Wednesday, 20 March 2002 23:30:24 UTC

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