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RE: Proposed definition of node

From: Liu, Kevin <kevin.liu@sap.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 23:32:31 +0100
Message-ID: <99CA63DD941EDC4EBA897048D9B0061D0B1C14BB@uspalx20a.pal.sap.corp>
To: "David Booth" <dbooth@w3.org>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Cc: "Anish Karmarkar" <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>

This definition sounds ok to me. 

Note per the WSA doc, "Agents are programs that engage in actions on
behalf of someone or something else. For our purposes, agents realize
and request Web services. In effect, software agents are the running
programs that drive Web services - both to implement them and to access
them." So an agent is basically just a logical grouping of one or more
services which may be each deployed in a different endpoint.

If we adopt this definition, then there is no need for us to introduce
another MEP for in-out. What's already in the spec today for in-out
should cover the reply-to case.

Best Regards,

-----Original Message-----

Best Regards,

>-----Original Message-----
>From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org 
>[mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of David Booth
>Sent: Saturday, Nov 20, 2004 09:08 AM
>To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
>Cc: Amish Karmarkar
>Subject: Proposed definition of node
>Per the action item that Amish and I took at the F2F, here is 
>a proposed
>definition of node that we suggest:
>A node is an agent[1] that can transmit and/or receive message(s) 
>described in WSDL description(s) and process them. A node may be 
>accessible via more than one physical address or transport.
>1. Agent: http://www.w3.org/TR/ws-arch/#agent
>David Booth
>W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Received on Tuesday, 30 November 2004 22:33:08 UTC

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