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RE: Separate concepts for "service" and "targetResource?" (was RE : /service/@targetResource ?)

From: Dave Hollander <dmh@contivo.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 14:06:00 -0700
Message-ID: <BD52C6379806D51188DD00508BEEC96C017535CA@mail.contivo.com>
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org

First - thank you for rooting your response in a working draft. Citations 
would be helpful.

Second, I am concerned about the word "agent" as we used it. I belive the
agent Mike C refers to was "a wrapping around a 'turtle' that could
implement an interface...or something similar.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ugo Corda [mailto:UCorda@SeeBeyond.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 2:30 PM
To: Champion, Mike; www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: RE: Separate concepts for "service" and "targetResource?" (was
RE : /service/@targetResource ?)

>Sitting on top of the "turtle" is an agent that understands its internal
>semantics, APIs, data formats, etc. and can implement specific web services
>interfaces.  This is (I think) what the targetResource URI identifies.
>also (more or less, and in my opinion) what we call "service" in the recent
>public working draft. 

That's not my reading of the working draft. My understanding is that the WSD
proposal is for a "service" to have an attribute that points to a URI. This
URI identifies something other than the "service" itself. Also I thought
that everybody pretty much agrees that an agent is different than a WSD

>So, I think that addressed Ugo's concern: the agent *is* the WSDL
>targetResource, and had a URI.  All sorts of resources *could* exist behind
>the agent, but all a Web service requester sees is the agent.

My understanding of an agent is that it is a piece of code. Again, if I
replace that piece of code with another because of any reason, do I get a
different URI? And why should the service care (assuming the semantics
remain the same)?

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