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applying WSDL to plain old HTTP GET services? [was: Additional tests for cyclic structures]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 10:58:36 -0500
To: Sean Bechhofer <seanb@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1065110316.2697.1032.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 09:15, Sean Bechhofer wrote:
> In the spirit of transparency, I have added a simple test harness to our
> servlet interface [1].

I've been a fan of this sort of "zero install" service for a
long time... at least back to 1994 when I set up the HTML
validation service. I sorta take it for granted that this
is the way to do things.

These days, they call it Web Services, and there's this
WSDL stuff. I'm sort of embarrased to say I've never
really used it. I'm curious, though, to know if WSDL
can be applied to things like [1] without modification.
If not, should WSDL be fixed so it can be?

This isn't really WebOnt WG business, but more
overall W3C coordination work. OK, I'll be honest:
I'm asking the rest of you to do my homework.

Any takers?

>  If you provide the servlet with the URI of a test
> manifest, it will report on whether or not it thinks it passes the syntax
> validation of the test (along with some diagnostic information as to why
> it has/hasn't).
> If anyone tries this and discovers any unexpected failures (or disagrees
> with the explanations), do please let me know...
> Cheers,
> 	Sean
> [1] http://phoebus.cs.man.ac.uk:9999/OWL/TestValidator
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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