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Re: Proposed issue; Visibility of Web services

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 14:20:33 -0400
To: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: www-ws@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030529142033.F21907@www.markbaker.ca>

On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 02:03:07PM -0400, Christopher B Ferris wrote:
> > Mike has said that SOAP firewalls will be going to market soon.  What
> > SOAP applications will they understand?  Will those firewalls be
> Need they necessarily understand the application?

Not all intermediaries, no, but for firewalls, yes I believe they do,
at least in the general case of protecting the innards of the
Intranet from untrusted parties.  VPNs are a separate story; I agree
that they don't need to.

But I don't think we need to agree about that in order to agree that
an intermediary that was hardcoded to an application, would be better
able to understand an interaction between other components that were
also hardcoded to that application.  Right?

And FWIW, I think we can leave it at that.  If you disagree, I
surrender!  8-)

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