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Re: Definition of Choreography

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 12:48:50 -0700
Message-ID: <3DB308A2.4020203@prescod.net>
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
CC: www-ws-arch@w3.org

Champion, Mike wrote:
> For better or worse WSCI uses "choreography" to cover both.  I do agree that
> it's becoming clear that we need to disentangle them. I *personally*  [not
> wearing co-chair hat] am inclined to focus only on the defininition of the
> public interface to choreographed web services (and believe there a majority
> want to include time-based sequencing). As Paul says, some people will want
> to actually implement the choreographed web services in a scripting
> language, some will push for a BPEL-like language, etc.  Just as WSDL just
> specifies the interface to a service and doesn't care how it's implemented,
> something analogous for "choreography" seems like the minimum needed to
> declare victory, at least for the "1.0" version.

I would go further: implementation and interface are just two different 
things and years of experience indicates that keeping them separate is 
better. That separation is a _major_ reason for the whole web services 
program. That will hold true for 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and 10.0. IMO, the W3C 
should be focused on interface.

  Paul Prescod
Received on Sunday, 20 October 2002 15:49:30 UTC

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