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   Re: [xml-dev] What are web services ?

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On 29 May 2005, at 17:42, Razvan MIHAIU wrote:
>>              Were can I find a good definition of this ?

my definition is it's a service made available using Web based
technologies targeted at computer, as opposed to human, agents.

Some attempts at definitions:

Google until your blue in the face ..

>> A web service must be based on SOAP in order to belong in this 
>> category ? A web service must use XML for transferring data (like 
>> SOAP) ?

Web services are synonymous with SOAP, WSDL and UDDI in many
peoples' eyes, though they've taken so long to arrive
that the marketeers are busy re-branding it 'SOA', I
guess SOAP is now Service Oriented Architecture Protocol :-)

>> Can we have web services without WSDL and UDDI ?

Sure, why ever not? It's the service that's important, not
how you elect to describe, catalogue or sell them.

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