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   Re: [xml-dev] Fault-tolerance in web services

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That doesn't seem at all like a na´ve question, especially since your
additional information is right on the mark. The situation you imagine
is - I am certain - often done in practice, by offering a service at
multiple addresses.

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz Allen Hamilton
Strategy and Technology Consultants to the World

Seetharama Rao Durbha wrote:
> Just a na´ve question - fault tolerance in web services - for example,
> providing multiple service/soap:address - should that be part of a WSDL/SOAP
> client functionality, or should that be a native support provided by the
> provider?
> I can imagine situation where services are multi-hosted and a particular
> provider would like to be able to explicitly identify those locations to the
> clients, in case one fails, or even for load-balancing, if that is a
> concern.
> Thanks,
> Seetharama Rao Durbha
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Kind Regards,
Joseph Chiusano
Booz Allen Hamilton


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