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Re: Terminology

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 13:15:48 -0400
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To: Guus Ramackers <Guus.Ramackers@oracle.com>
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org

>- The word "agent" is a little confusing to me - it is not defined as a 
>wsdl term, and in the real world (and in the IT world) may mean many 
>things. Would it be possible to phrase the definitions without this term? 
>Even if it would mean using "implementation" or such - if wsdl is a 
>component model then the interface/contract terminology is typically 
>contrasted with a realization/implementation behind it (e.g. in UML 2.0).

"Agent" is used as in the W3C TAG's Web Architecture document[1].  Sorry I 
neglected to mention that.

1. http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/#def-agent

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
Received on Thursday, 3 July 2003 13:15:53 UTC

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