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RE: On WSDL "operation"

From: Jim Webber <jim.webber@arjuna.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 16:40:20 +0100
Message-Id: <200309291540.h8TFeK808955@cheviot3.ncl.ac.uk>
To: "'Sanjiva Weerawarana'" <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>, "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "'WS Description List'" <www-ws-desc@w3.org>


> The WG has taken the decision (repeatedly, IIRC) to stay with the
> term "operation" to describe a message exchange. So the discussion
> on the name is no longer productive.

The discussion is actually more fundamental than that (and neither myself
nor Mark made any explicit comment about renaming it in this thread
irrespective of whether or not it is a terrible name).

The crux of the matter is whether WSDL is a contract definition language (it
specifies documents), or an object IDL. I think the former, though it has
consistently been abused as the latter.

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