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Re: [DotGNU]Re: Definition of "webservice"

From: Bill Lance
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Re: Definition of "webservice"
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 05:30:05 -0800 (PST)

--- Norbert Bollow <address@hidden> wrote:
>   "Webservices" are any service that are offered on
> the web
>   (regardless of what technology is used to provide
> them).
> with these precisisations
> 1. With "service" I mean not only that some
> functionality is
>    provided, but that there should also be some
> description of
>    this functionality, namely how the service should
> be used and
>    what it provides.

Back to the original examples, then service 'A' would
not be a 'WebService' since there is no description of
the service.

> 2. With saying that the service is "offered on the
> web" I mean
>    that it's offered on the internet via standard
> protocols,
>    i.e. protocols that are open, widely published,
> and freely
>    available for anyone to implement.

Also, this would put something like EverQuest out of
the definition, since it is not using a starndar

Is my understanding correct?

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