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Re: proposal for restricting a service to a single interface

From: Amelia A. Lewis <alewis@tibco.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 14:53:42 -0400
To: "David Orchard" <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: gdaniels@macromedia.com, ryman@ca.ibm.com, www-ws-desc@w3.org
Message-Id: <20030430145342.440f6f1e.alewis@tibco.com>

On Wed, 30 Apr 2003 11:47:32 -0700
"David Orchard" <dorchard@bea.com> wrote:

> I'm having a bit of a tough time following this discussion.  I get the
> feeling that there are two competing requirements and pros/cons.  Let
> me know if this roughly the state of the discussion.
> 1. Amy: A web service has multiple ports for different semantic tasks
> (such as notification and administration).  These can be in the same
> service. Pros: Software dealing with a somewhat complex MEP deals with
> only one service.
> Cons: Software can't determine what are the semantically equivalent
> ports.

Why not?  port[1] -> binding[1] -> portType[1].  port[2] -> binding[2]
-> portType[2].  If (portType[1] == portType[2]) the ports are
semantically equivalent.  This is the same as the check that would be
performed to verify that all ports within a service implement the same
portType, btw.

Amelia A. Lewis
Architect, TIBCO/Extensibility, Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 30 April 2003 14:53:31 UTC

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