Re: XKMS and WS Glossary

Hi Joseph.

* Joseph Reagle <> [2003-03-27 15:01-0500]
> In the XKMS draft [1] we have a definitions of Service, Web Service, and 
> Client. I reexamined those from the WS-Glossary [2] and think that they can 
> be used. Consequently, I'd ask we use the glossary definitions unless we 
> have a specific problem with them, in which case we should suggest our 
> modifications. 
> Hugo, could you give us a sense of your plans for the WS glossary? (Not that 
> our usage needs to be a normative reference, just curious.)

The current editors' copy[3] includes quite a few changes compared to
the latest TR published[4].

The definition of service changed very slightly. The Web service
definition is unchanged, and your email makes me realize that the
definition of client has changed in a weird way: it now refers to
requester which itself refers to client; this will have to be fixed.

We are intending to republish it at the same time as the refactored
architecture document in the near future.

I am refraining from giving you an estimate of how stable these 3
particular definitions are because with the refactoring I would expect
them to be reevaluated in light of the recent work, the new document's
section about the core concepts and their relationships and the
glossary having not been integrated yet.



Hugo Haas - W3C -

Received on Friday, 28 March 2003 05:09:26 UTC