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Len Bullard wrote:
> Still mystified by this thread.
Len, I always greatly appreciate your informative, philosophical, and
humorous comments. Let me see if I can elaborate on (my) purpose of the
Yes, this is an attempt to influence how web services will be designed
and the nature of XML messages. I am very concerned that people will
use web services simply as another way to do tightly coupled RPC, i.e.,
procedure name plus parameters. I think that XML-based web services
should provide a new paradigm, where the focus is on the data and
business processes. I think that this involves a rather large mental
shift, from this mentality:
- call this routine with these parameters, get these results back,
to this mentality:
- here's business data, let me find one or more services that can
operate on the data.
I am looking/searching for a paradigm which will FORCE developers to
make that mental shift. I have a gut feeling that requiring the
separation of the data from the action will be such a driving force.
Developers are quite comfortable with colocating data and actions.
Forcing them to separate the two, and thus focus on the data and
business processes will result in a quantum design/mental shift (IMHO).
That's my ultimate objective.
Now back to the issue at hand .. I take it from your comments that you
question the role of multiple actions? /Roger