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Difference between data and metadata

From: Christian Au <christian.au@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 10:47:53 +0200
Message-ID: <a92abc7a0609210147w3a84fc31yc1c351a342b49957@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
Dear all,

I am kind of confused about the definition of metadata in the context of web
services and would be very grateful for any clarification.

First question would be, if the WSDL-specification already is metadata
regarding to my web service or primary a definition of my web service (i.e.
the data which is enhanced via metadata)?  WS-Policy and WSDL-S annotations
clearly seem to be metadata, but what about a description of the
choreography with ws-cdl or a definition of security mechanism with
ws-security? data or metadata?
how would you classify standards like ws-management and

In the standard I could not find any clear specification of this term...

Thanks and kind regards,
Received on Thursday, 21 September 2006 10:32:19 UTC

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