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Re: Label for Top Node of "triangle diagram"

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 14:22:26 -0400
To: Dave Hollander <dmh@contivo.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021004142226.A22877@www.markbaker.ca>

On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 06:25:47PM -0700, Dave Hollander wrote:
> > In the general case, the "where" is the Web of all 
> > electronically accessible data. 
> But here is the rub...there is no web of web services unless
> 1) there is a some defined means of having a network of associations
> 	(hypertext in the web case)
> 2) a set of registries
> So, in hypertext web-land, organic emerging approaches took root
> 	to create indexes of interesting things. Everything from 
> 	Yahoo, alta-vista, netcarta, antiartica, my personal pages, 
> 	bookmarks, gnutella emerged because they were enabled by the 
> 	knowledge that hypertext links existed and created a vast,
> 	interconnected network.

Well put, though I'd be tempted to phrase 1) above as;

1) some defined means of returning object references



> What is the equivelent enabling statement we need to make clear for
> web services? This is what I think of as advertising/discovery.

Why does it need to be any different than with the Web?  SOAP 1.2
supports GET for a reason.  Add the ability to return object
references, and you've got your "Web of Web services".  See;


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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