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Re: granularity/definition of a "service"

From: Ian Dickinson <ian.dickinson@hp.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 13:20:44 +0100
Message-ID: <414D799C.4090303@hp.com>
To: "Huhns, Michael" <huhns@engr.sc.edu>
Cc: public-sws-ig@w3.org

Huhns, Michael wrote:
> 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.
You could argue that, for the average citizen, data-gathering by state 
security services is a write-only memory.  Likewise, any situation where 
information is captured that is intended to be read only be 
third-parties, not by the capturer him/her self.  Trojan-horse keystroke 
loggers would be an example (not that you'd choose to invoke such a 
service from a UDDI registry :-)

Cheers,
Ian

Ian Dickinson
HPLabs, Bristol, UK
Received on Sunday, 19 September 2004 12:21:23 UTC

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