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Re: S600: Comments on the Web Services Architecture Usage Scenario s document (was Re: New draft of the Web Services Architecture Usage Scen arios document)

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 11:05:48 -0400
To: "Damodaran, Suresh" <Suresh_Damodaran@stercomm.com>
Cc: "'Hugo Haas'" <hugo@w3.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020621110548.E31108@www.markbaker.ca>

Hi Suresh,

On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 09:10:43AM -0500, Damodaran, Suresh wrote:
> As you know, URL, as defined in [1], includes other protocols apart from
> http.
> Though HTTP GET may be listed as a "candidate technology," as you suggest,
> my preference is
> not to limit ourselves to HTTP. An application may want to use ftp based
> service discovery,
> or smtp based. Or, a SOAP based service discovery (assuming whatever
> underlying protocols). 
> Just leave the door open for discovery:-)

What do you mean by "discovery" in this context?  I know what HTTP based
discovery is; you just discover a URI.  But what is FTP based service
discovery, for example?  As far as I know, FTP has no notion of it.

(I won't even hazard a guess at what SOAP based discovery is 8-)

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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