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Re: Ref materials for XMLP telcon agenda, August 8, 2001 (LONG)

From: christopher ferris <chris.ferris@east.sun.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 12:30:10 -0400
Message-ID: <3B72BA92.D2B5CD7A@east.Sun.COM>
To: "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
+1 to tech#1

I think though that the term is useful to the SOAP spec(s).

Cheers,

Chris

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
> 
> Is this for the Abstract Model or the spec? I am not sure we have to
> define the term "application" at all for the spec - it doesn't appear in
> the processing model as a formal SOAP concept. If the former then I
> would say tech def #1 seems to fit the AM best.
> 
> Henrik
> 
> >(David, I hope it's okay to piggyback on your list...)
> >
> >Re: Issue #107: Application Def'n
> >
> >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?
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