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Re: Gateways

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 11:27:17 -0400
To: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021015112717.F14258@www.markbaker.ca>

Works for me!  Thanks.

On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 11:58:27AM +0200, Jean-Jacques Moreau wrote:
> <revised>
> 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. Unlike a proxy, a gateway receives messages as if 
> it were the final receiver for the 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. For example, an HTTP PUT has no equivalent in SMTP.
> Note: a gateway may or may not be a SOAP node; however a gateway 
> is never a SOAP intermediary, since gateways terminate messages 
> and SOAP intermediaries relay them instead. Being a gateway is 
> typically a permanent role, whilst being a SOAP intermediary is 
> message specific.
> </revised>

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.
http://www.markbaker.ca             http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Tuesday, 15 October 2002 11:25:50 UTC

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