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Re: message exchange patterns and # of parties

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 15:33:06 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20030912152908.02724fe0@localhost>
To: "Amelia A. Lewis" <alewis@tibco.com>
Cc: sanjiva@watson.ibm.com, www-ws-desc@w3.org

At 12:49 PM 9/12/2003 -0400, Amelia A. Lewis wrote:
>On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 12:32:16 -0400
>David Booth <dbooth@w3.org> wrote:
>
> > On yesterday's WS Arch WG call, the WG confirmed agreement on the
> > following terminology for the parties involved in an interaction:
> >
> >          Terms to Avoid          Terms to Use Instead
> >          ==============          ====================
> >          client, consumer        requester
> >          server                  Web service, service or provider
> >
> > Maybe we should follow the WSA WG's lead in our documents as well?
>
>Since a subscriber is *not* a requester, nor is the second participating
>node in any output-first operation, I would prefer to avoid making these
>mistakes, even if they can be justified by pointing out that WSA made
>them first.

That was pointed out during discussions in the WSA WG, but we didn't have 
any better ideas that got any traction.


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David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
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