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RE: granularity/definition of a "service"

From: <jeff@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 17:42:19 +0100
Message-ID: <1095612139.414db6eb1fa01@mail.inf.ed.ac.uk>
To: "Huhns, Michael" <huhns@engr.sc.edu>
Cc: David Martin <martin@AI.SRI.COM>, Monika Solanki <monika@dmu.ac.uk>, public-sws-ig@w3.org

Quoting "Huhns, Michael" <huhns@engr.sc.edu>:

> 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.

/dev/null on Unix systems is often used as a sink to throw output
away.

Also, something might be receive-only as a service (ie, so far as
it's description in OWL-S or whatever as a service was concerned)
but nonetheless allow the data to be accessed in some other way.
(Perhaps something that projected pictures on a screen would be
an example.)

-- Jeff
Received on Sunday, 19 September 2004 16:43:08 UTC

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