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Re: targetResource wording

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 17:44:48 -0400
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To: "Anne Thomas Manes" <anne@manes.net>
Cc: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

At 02:20 PM 6/20/2003 -0400, Anne Thomas Manes wrote:
>But can't a piece of software that executes a process be a resource?

Of course it can.  ANYTHING can be a resource[1].

>Going back to Savas's question -- does the targetResource represent a
>specific printer or a printing service that can assign the print job to one
>of a set of printers? I would expect that it could be either, at the
>determination of the person that supplies the resource. I can think of a
>host of use cases where the whole point of the service is to encapsulate a
>set of resources behind a single process.

Absolutely.  You are correct: It could be either.  You need to know the 
semantics of the service in order to find out.  WSDL 1.2 doesn't tell you.

1. http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
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