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Re: Proposed issue; Visibility of Web services

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 12:36:35 -0400
To: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
Cc: www-ws@w3.org, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Message-ID: <20030527123635.J31140@www.markbaker.ca>

On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 12:14:47PM -0400, Anne Thomas Manes wrote:
> Mark,
> I'm sorry -- but I just don't see how you view Mike's response as
> "agreement".

I was looking at the "Uh, OK" part as reluctant agreement.  That he
saw no point in agreeing is a separate issue.

> With this message you seem to be changing your definition. Now you are
> talking about "hardcoded to a generic application".

That's all I've ever talked about.  If that wasn't obvious, I apologize,
but I am being very careful with my wording.

> Per this new definition,
> all Web services management products qualify as a "hardcoded" SOAP
> intermediary. They are hardcoded to process generic SOAP messages.

Again, SOAP defines no application methods, while HTTP and other
application protocols do.

A generic processing model is not a generic application.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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