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Orchestration (MS/IBM) and Choreography (SUN).
Isn't something like that already
works? It has an awful name now BN... something or other.
Originally, XLang at MS. Long before this, concepts of
systems based on the type of the document were proposed for
advanced CALS applications. Workflow systems, in another
BTW: these sound like neat ideas. In practice, they can
taking an infinitely long and multiply curved line, circumscribing
with a circle, mapping all points on the line to points on the
circle, and declaring it all encapsulated and tamed. I've
examples where folks try to capture and name all the possible
in a process tool without accounting for the different requirements
different types of documents under different conditions owing to
minutiae of the content itself. So a flexible tool used orignally
communications becomes an inflexible tool for tracking who did what
whom and when to enable upper management to find and name
parties. These tools usually fail because the grunts figure
quickly what the game is and refuse to use them correctly.
Rule Of Office Automation: the benefits of using the tool
accrue to the user of the tool or the tool won't be used
correctly if at all.
What we need is a mechanism to smoothly and seamlessly
orchestrate (hence "Web Conductor") the presentation of those diverse