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Re: REST, Conversations and Reliability

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 08:59:24 -0400
To: Edwin Khodabakchian <edwink@collaxa.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020807085924.C783@www.markbaker.ca>

On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 12:01:05AM -0700, Edwin Khodabakchian wrote:
> The difference is that in the second case the application is aware that
> it is communicating with a remote service and it decides to "queue" a
> message for that services. 

Edwin, have you read chapter 5 of the Waldo paper, 'The Myth of
"Quality of Service"'?  I highly recommend it.  It uses a queueing
example to talk about how reliability needs to be integrated in at the
application layer, not separated from it.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
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