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RE: On WSDL "operation"

From: Savas Parastatidis <Savas.Parastatidis@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 15:19:40 +0100
Message-ID: <BC28A9E979C56C44BCBC2DED313A447002050D96@bond.ncl.ac.uk>
To: "WS Description List" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

Mike and Jim,
> 
> As you point out, it presumably does something (though we can't be
sure
> about that). However the fact that a service probably does something
with
> that message is not important at this level. What is important is
> describing
> the messages going in and coming out and describing that. Trying to
apply
> "invocation" semantics to this violates encapsulation, and encourages
> developers to view services as invokable objects rather than entities
> which
> merely exchange messages.
> 
> So I'll stand by "messageExchange."

I agree with Jim on this one.

Although I still prefer "messageExchange", another word that could be
used is "interaction". I did a quick search in the archives and I found
that Sanjiva used this term in a January message [1]. Just something
else to consider :-)

Regards,
.savas.

[1]
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-desc/2003Jan/att-0005/interac
tion-patterns-jan-13-2003.html
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