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   Re: [xml-dev] Doing Web services right

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On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 03:57:34PM -0500, Mike Champion wrote:
> Hmmm ...In what sense is something like Amazon.com or eBay.com "late bound" 
> if you look beyond the human interaction part of it (e.g., the human 
> scrolling through a list of query results and looking for something to buy 
> or bid on)?

To illustrate, let's just consider how we get data from service to
client, before it's handed off to either a human or a machine for

Any HTTP client can retrieve data from Amazon, eBay, or any other Web
site, whereas a Web service client can only retrieve data from the
subset of all Web services which expose the interface(s) it recognizes.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis


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