Web service interfaces

D. Beyer, A. Chakrabarti, T.A. Henzinger, in:, ACM, 2005, pp. 148–159.

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Beyer, Dirk; Chakrabarti, Arindam; Henzinger, Thomas AIST Austria
We present a language for specifying web service interfaces. A web service interface puts three kinds of constraints on the users of the service. First, the interface specifies the methods that can be called by a client, together with types of input and output parameters; these are called signature constraints. Second, the interface may specify propositional constraints on method calls and output values that may oc- cur in a web service conversation; these are called consis- tency constraints. Third, the interface may specify temporal constraints on the ordering of method calls; these are called protocol constraints. The interfaces can be used to check, first, if two or more web services are compatible, and second, if a web service A can be safely substituted for a web ser- vice B. The algorithm for compatibility checking verifies that two or more interfaces fulfill each others’ constraints. The algorithm for substitutivity checking verifies that service A demands fewer and fulfills more constraints than service B.
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This research was supported in part by the ONR grant N00014-02-1-0671 and by the NSF grants CCR-0234690 and CCR-0225610.
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WWW: World Wide Web Conference

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Beyer D, Chakrabarti A, Henzinger TA. Web service interfaces. In: ACM; 2005:148-159. doi:10.1145/1060745.1060770
Beyer, D., Chakrabarti, A., & Henzinger, T. A. (2005). Web service interfaces (pp. 148–159). Presented at the WWW: World Wide Web Conference, ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1060745.1060770
Beyer, Dirk, Arindam Chakrabarti, and Thomas A Henzinger. “Web Service Interfaces,” 148–59. ACM, 2005. https://doi.org/10.1145/1060745.1060770.
D. Beyer, A. Chakrabarti, and T. A. Henzinger, “Web service interfaces,” presented at the WWW: World Wide Web Conference, 2005, pp. 148–159.
Beyer D, Chakrabarti A, Henzinger TA. 2005. Web service interfaces. WWW: World Wide Web Conference, 148–159.
Beyer, Dirk, et al. Web Service Interfaces. ACM, 2005, pp. 148–59, doi:10.1145/1060745.1060770.


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