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Re: Un-fogging the Top cloud in triangle/rectangle diagram

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 17:05:15 -0400
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To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org


The discussion isn't about "what to call the top cloud", or "labeling the 
boxes".  The discussion is about whether a third party "Discovery Role" is 
needed AT ALL in the BASIC architecture, or "what boxes do we need".

I believe the BASIC architecture should only include architectural 
components that are clearly required for the vast majority of our 
anticipated applications.  Other components should go into an EXTENDED 

I and others have shown several very commonly expected scenarios where (I 
believe) a "Discovery Role" is clearly irrelevant because the Service 
Requester already knows what Service Provider it wants to talk to.  Hence 
the discussion.

At 11:48 AM 10/8/2002 -0400, Champion, Mike wrote:

>I'm lost!  Could someone summarize the viable options that seem to be on the
>table, and let's have another email straw poll to get a sense of who can
>live with which names/conceptual descriptions for the "top cloud"?
>As much as this fascinates us :-) there are probably 40 or so more "boxes"
>we need to define in the WSA reference architecture, and at 2 weeks/box,
>we're going to exhaust a lot of people's patience :-)  At this point I think
>its OK (if not really desireable) to label it "the top cloud discovery /
>repository  role / service thing" and move on if we can't come to consensus
>in a day or so.

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
Received on Tuesday, 8 October 2002 17:03:50 UTC

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