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Re: XP Service URIs

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@akamai.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 10:24:54 -0800
To: "David E. Cleary" <davec@progress.com>
Cc: XML Distributed Applications List <xml-dist-app@w3.org>, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <20001122102453.A14757@akamai.com>

They would all be distinct _instances_ of the same service in this case.
Distinguishing the service instance is important in a number of

Henrik, are there terms in the glossary that clarify this? i.e., XP "service
as defined by XMLNS" vs. XP "service instance as defined by request-URI"?

On Wed, Nov 22, 2000 at 10:45:31AM -0500, David E. Cleary wrote:
> > Hmm. Perhaps then it should be a requirement for the protocol binding to
> > provide a way to determine the request-URI; if there isn't one inherent,
> it
> > must be transferred in the envelope. Modules which need greater confidence
> > in the URI should specify that it be transferred in the envelope in a
> > pre-arranged fashion (ideally, once for all modules, not once per module).
> Isn't it a use case to have a single XP listener at a single well defined
> URL handle more than one service request? I feel the request URI should be
> irrelevent to processing the message. Under your definition, would the same
> service on different hosts be defined as being different? What if I sell
> software for a service I defined to different web sites to use. By your
> definition, they would all be different services, not the same service from
> different providers.
> David Cleary
> Progress Software

Mark Nottingham, Research Scientist
Akamai Technologies (San Mateo, CA)
Received on Wednesday, 22 November 2000 12:28:04 UTC

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