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Re: [dxwg] Service vs endpoint (#1242)

From: Stephen Richard via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 16:35:00 +0000
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I'd argue that the only services that makes sense to include as 'first class citizens' (geospatial or not) are processing services.  I don't see the logic of cataloging a data service (view, download) separately from the data it serves.  
What is an endpoint? Suggestion: an endpoint is a web location (identified by a base URL) at which one can access a particular service. That service might offer various processing and data access options, but in the end there should be a service specification that is implemented at that endpoint that accounts for the 4 aspects  [mentioned above](https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues/1242#issuecomment-647195521).   An endpoint is a particular implementation of a service, possibly with bindings to particular data.  I'd suggest that 'service' be thought of as a specification that might have various software implementations, and each of those implementations might be exposed by various endpoints, and those endpoints might have binding to different data.  
Service: protocol, information model, interchange format(s) used, operations offered
Endpoint:  URL,  service specification, coupled data (optional)

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