What does that mean? I know I can only understand such descriptions when fortified with concrete examples. Consider ...
[Answer correspondent's question: "...add a few more words on WS.html about what specific kinds of things fall into this category. For instance, is it a web service if someone like freefind.com provides cgi scripts to do search engines of a particular kind? What about sites which provide a cgi interface , or weather sites which provide cgi that can be used to embed a weather report, etc." ...]
I'll expand this page a great deal during Spring 2001. For now, I recommend:
I'm in the middle of a series of articles on programming WS with Tcl and other scripting languages, including
XMethods and Lucin provide two indexes to publicly-accessible Web Services.
[Distinguish WS and WSDL.]
I like the ORA interview with Simon St. Laurent, Joe Johnston, and Edd Dumbill, nominally on XML-RPC. Their book [does ORA not yet have a URL for it?] is also valuable; I'll probably write a review at some point.
WS periodicals include