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Re: Gateways

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 14:34:13 -0400
To: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021008143412.B648@www.markbaker.ca>

On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 11:27:04AM -0700, Ugo Corda wrote:
> >how about this for the
> >glossary;
> >Gateway; a node that terminates a message on an inbound interface with
> >the intent of presenting it through an outbound interface as a new
> >message.  Due to possible mismatches between the inbound and outbound
> >interfaces, a message may have some or all of its meaning lost during
> >the conversion process.  Note; gateways may or may not be SOAP nodes,
> >and gateways that are SOAP nodes are not SOAP intermediaries.
> I guess I am ok for now, in the interest of making progress with the spec. 


> To be honest, I still feel that the definition of what is a gateway vs. what
> is an intermediary is not clearly cut.

Would it help to define "Intermediary" separately from "SOAP
Intermediary", and then define "Gateway" as a kind of intermediary?  We
could do this, though I believe it would complicate things for people
trying to understand what's going on.

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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