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Re: potential users of web services

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 02:09:30 -0400
To: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Cc: www-ws@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020409020930.C30488@www.markbaker.ca>
On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 12:29:06PM -0700, Andrew Layman wrote:
> I believe that the services you cite fit my definition of Web service
> quoted below.  I could perhaps be more concise: 
> A Web service is a computational service, accessible via messages of
> definite, language-neutral and platform-neutral format, and which has no
> special presumption that the results of the computation are used
> primarily for display on a user-agent. 
> Hope this works for you.

Yup, that's a reasonable definition.  I was just pointing out that "Web
sites" (Web resources) provide services as valuable as your "typical"
Web service.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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