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RE: Proposed definition of node

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 08:48:38 -0800
Message-ID: <7DA77BF2392448449D094BCEF67569A50607B4E3@RED-MSG-30.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

Though today's TF telcon was sparsely attended, everyone there thought
David's definition was fine.  I hope we can dispatch this long-running
issue quickly at the next opportunity.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org]
> On Behalf Of Liu, Kevin
> Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 2:33 PM
> To: David Booth; www-ws-desc@w3.org
> Cc: Anish Karmarkar
> Subject: RE: Proposed definition of node
> 
> 
> This definition sounds ok to me.
> 
> Note per the WSA doc, "Agents are programs that engage in actions on
> behalf of someone or something else. For our purposes, agents realize
> and request Web services. In effect, software agents are the running
> programs that drive Web services - both to implement them and to
> access
> them." So an agent is basically just a logical grouping of one or more
> services which may be each deployed in a different endpoint.
> 
> If we adopt this definition, then there is no need for us to introduce
> another MEP for in-out. What's already in the spec today for in-out
> should cover the reply-to case.
> 
> Best Regards,
> Kevin
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> 
> Best Regards,
> Kevin
> 
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
> >[mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of David Booth
> >Sent: Saturday, Nov 20, 2004 09:08 AM
> >To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
> >Cc: Amish Karmarkar
> >Subject: Proposed definition of node
> >
> >
> >
> >Per the action item that Amish and I took at the F2F, here is
> >a proposed
> >definition of node that we suggest:
> >[[
> >A node is an agent[1] that can transmit and/or receive message(s)
> >described in WSDL description(s) and process them. A node may be
> >accessible via more than one physical address or transport.
> >]]
> >
> >Reference
> >1. Agent: http://www.w3.org/TR/ws-arch/#agent
> >
> >--
> >
> >David Booth
> >W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
> >
> >
Received on Thursday, 23 December 2004 16:49:03 GMT

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