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Subject: [ebxml-dev] gorilla hair vs. beach balls

Jean-Jacques Dubray wrote:
> Webservices.org is running a poll about ebXML vs WS. Cast you opinion.
> http://www.webservices.org/index.php/poll/result/27

I can't believe someone actually started a poll on this subject.  

I posted the following:

This poll is seriously flawed. Let me set the record straight on a few

A Web service is paramount to an interface to a programmatic function.
Since most OO programming
today uses the concept of classes, most code that exists has an
interface to send information our and
receive a return type back from the class. Web Services abstracts the
communication to a
programmatic class one step further by communicating to the class by
using XML over SOAP (which is
really HTTP with some XML extensions). 

ebXML, on the other hand, is an infrastructure that facilitates
interoperability between electronic
business users. ebXML will probably be largely implemented using OO
techniques and methodologies. It is
therefore quite conceivable that ebXML could easily be implemented as a
set of web services, although
it is probably not logical to do so with the current state of WS (WSDL)
given lack of thread tracking,
reliable messaging and security. There is alos an added burden of
network lag for each call to a logical
piece of work. 

This poll is seriously flawed and will probably hurt both WS and ebXML.
I would urge it to be taken down.

Maybe replace it with a poll of gorilla hair vs. beach balls - a similar
comparative study. 

Duane Nickull 

VP Strategic Relations,
Technologies Evangelist
XML Global Technologies
ebXML software downloads - http://www.xmlglobal.com/prod/

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