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Re: Web service definition

From: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 09:21:29 -0400
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <93929BDC-AEBF-11D6-A326-000393991304@sun.com>

On Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at 02:29  AM, Krishna Sankar wrote:
> Agreed, artifact might not be *THE* scientific term. By XML
> artifacts, one could mean DTD or Schema or WSDL (which itself is an XML
> fragment or ... - "stuff" might be the most nearest non-scientific 
> term.

Well, I think I'd prefer "documents" to "stuff". However,
why do we need another noun in there at all? Why not simply:

A Web service is a software application identified by a URI, whose
interfaces and bindings are defined and described using XML. Its
definition can be discovered by other software applications. These
applications may then interact with the Web service in a manner
prescribed by its definition, using XML messages conveyed by
internet protocols.
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