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Re: Semantics of WSDL vs. semantics of service

From: Carine Bournez <carine@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 09:41:04 +0100
To: "Shi, Xuan" <xshi@GEO.WVU.edu>
Cc: "'public-sws-ig@w3.org '" <public-sws-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20060316084104.GF638@ender.inria.fr>

On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 11:48:38PM -0500, Shi, Xuan wrote:
> Also Carine has a concern in her reply message
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-sws-ig/2006Mar/0048.html
> All such concerns were covered in the paper "Rebuilding the Semantic Web
> To deploy the service, you have to compose an XML document as service
> request. First, write the following line in any text editor:

WHAT?! you must be kidding...
Web services are for _machine to machine_ interaction. A machine is
(still) not intelligent enough to understand which kind of XML document
it has to send to the service, so at some point, you need to specify that 
messages have to follow a given schema. This specification of the message
format fits into the WSDL.
If you want the *user* to use a service, just use XForms, don't bother
about descriptions.
Received on Thursday, 16 March 2006 08:41:27 UTC

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