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resent: Issue 107: Application def'n

From: Eric Jenkins <ejenkins@engenia.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 11:44:46 -0400
Message-ID: <45F51952AE8AD41180B3009027E5AF6E52C6C6@ENGENIA1>
To: "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
I apologize in advance if you get two copies of this, but the mailing list
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Stuart and I have come up with 3 potential def'ns for SOAP Application and
would like feedback from the WG on which, if any, def'n we would like to
include in the specification.

Soft Defn #1:
SOAP Application:
A usage of SOAP (or the SOAP protocol). [as in SOAP applied to...]
 
Techy Defn #1:
SOAP Application:
A (software) entity that makes use of the services provided by a SOAP
Processor at a SOAP Node. A SOAP Application MAY embody one or more SOAP
Actors and MAY function in an originating, intermediary or ultimate
recipient role with respect to SOAP message processing.

Techy Defn #2:
SOAP Application:
The aggregate behaviour of one or more SOAP Application Entities acting
together to perform some work on behalf of some community of interest or
business.
 
SOAP Application Entity: (identical to Techy Defn #1)
A (software) entity that makes use of the services provided by a SOAP
Processor at a SOAP Node. A SOAP Application Entity MAY embody one or more
SOAP Actors and MAY function in an originating, intermediary or ultimate
recipient role with respect to SOAP message processing.

Of the four options (Soft Defn #1, Techy Defn #1, Techy Defn #2, and no
definition) we prefer Techy Defn #1 but will bow to the wishes of the WG.
Also, we wonder if we should include a SOAP Actor defn in the Terminology
section?

Eric

Eric A. Jenkins
Engenia Software, Inc.
703.234.1416
Received on Thursday, 9 August 2001 06:23:56 GMT

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