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/service/@targetResource ?

From: Arthur Ryman <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 11:10:47 -0400
To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
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In the discussion with the architecture group today, there seemed to be 
confusion between a service and the resource is acts on. The architecture 
group defines a Web service to have something that has a URI, but that URI 
is not the same as the resource that the Web service acts on.

For example, a bank might have a personal banking Web service. The account 
Web service acts on the bank.

We can build a URI from the QName of the personal banking Web service, 
e.g. http://xml.fredsbank.com#service(PersonalBanking). The bank itself 
might have the URI http://fredsbank.com.

We agreed to add an optional @resource attribute to <service>. I suggest 
it would be clearer to rename that attribute to @targetResource to make it 
clear that the service acts on that resource as opposed to it being the 
URI of the Web service.

Arthur Ryman
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2003 11:11:03 GMT

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