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   RE: [xml-dev] Doing Web services right

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The proof is in the success, as I said.  Agreement should follow.


From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 01:46:51PM -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> We will know that web services are "done right" when 
> those who are succeeding consent to standards for 
> those designs which enable them to succeed.

My benchmark would be when they're actually in use on a large scale, not
when people agree to use them.  Agreement is a necessary but
insufficient condition for success; the other necessary condition is
that what's agreed upon actually works at scale.  IMO, Web services
don't; they're not late bound, like every other successful system on
the Internet today.


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