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RE: granularity/definition of a "service"

From: Huhns, Michael <huhns@engr.sc.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 10:43:27 -0400
Message-ID: <4007EAAD1092A0409D5D24B2446AD50402043F33@mail1.engr.sc.edu>
To: "David Martin" <martin@AI.SRI.COM>, "Monika Solanki" <monika@dmu.ac.uk>
Cc: <public-sws-ig@w3.org>

Hi David,

A "service" that only receives is equivalent to a write-only memory.  I
have never found that to be a useful service and would like to hear
about the situation you are imagining where it would be a coherent
stand-alone functionality.

Cheers,
Mike


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of David Martin
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 8:57 PM
To: Monika Solanki
Cc: public-sws-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: granularity/definition of a "service"

My quick answer is: it depends on the context; that is, on how the 
service provider chooses to organize things.  I think I can imagine an 
organization in which an isolated "receive" or "send" could be regarded 
as a coherent stand-alone functionality.  But, as I said earlier, in 
most cases I would not want to think of it that way.

-- David
Received on Saturday, 18 September 2004 14:43:31 UTC

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