Thursday, October 27, 2005

WS-Polling?

Hmmm. I haven't had a chance to read it all yet, but initial thoughts are: why?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Firewalls?

Guy Crets said...

Why WS-Polling? I expect that about 75% of business oriented web services based interactions will be asynchronous. WS-ReliableMessaging relies on calls back to the client. But exposing an endpoint is often way to complex for clients, or disallowed by corporate policies, ...
Another nice initiative of IBM is RAMP: the Reliable Asynchronous Message Profile. I hope other WS players pick this up.
Guy Crets

Mark Little said...

I still haven't had a chance to read the proposal, but if it's reason for existing is similar to the polling model defined in the CORBA AMI (for example), then there is a need. However, I would expect it to be simply another MEP. Now maybe the specification defines just that (and this is where I really need to find time to read the thing!)