Re: PROPOSAL: Drop set-attribute and get-attribute operation styles

+1, but I'm sure that doesn't surprise anyone. :)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 2:22 PM
Subject: PROPOSAL: Drop set-attribute and get-attribute operation styles

> I'd like to propose that we drop the set-attribute and get-attribute
> operation styles.
> This is motivated by a change in how IBM views the relationship
> between state and services. In the past, we had envisioned a 
> rather tight or close relationship between a service and the
> state it may manipulate. We've evolved our thinking on that and
> now believe that services may operate on one or more resources,
> but that the service and the resources (state) it operates on are
> inherently distinct entities. 
> Based on this, the approach for attributes that we advocated before
> does not make sense or is at best unnecessary. We no longer see
> the need for it and do not intend to support them. We believe
> there are better ways to express the metadata about the 
> resources the service manipulates.
> We also believe that the new refined view of the relationship
> between services and resources needs to be reflected in the 
> attribute user community, in particular GGF and WSDM. We're
> working to do that via our reps in those groups.
> Sanjiva.

Received on Thursday, 30 October 2003 17:28:39 UTC