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Re: What does WSDL describe?

From: Umit Yalcinalp <umit.yalcinalp@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 16:33:51 -0800
Message-ID: <3FA05C6F.8080604@oracle.com>
To: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org


Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:

>Hi Mark,
>
>Thanks for your explanation.
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>>Consider the data "12345", suitably SOAP-ized.  If that is sent
>>to a service, and we get a successful response back, what are the
>>possible interpretations of that success?
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>>
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>I think we can stop right here - the possible interpretations are
>out of scope for WSDL. Some may want to interpret it as "processed"
>while others may want to interpret it as "success." Not WSDL's role
>to pick one of those interpretations as "it."
>
>WSDL is pretty damn lame really - it just says a document conforming
>to this schema goes in and another conforming to that schema comes
>out. That's it. *Really* lame. :-(.
>
+1. Yes, it is pretty darn lame, but does it have to be ?

>
>Going beyond that is not the job for WSDL. I thought that's what
>the semantic Web was about, but I really don't grok SW stuff yet.
>
>All IMO, of course.
>
>Sanjiva.
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Umit Yalcinalp                                  
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