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Subject: RE: verbatim notes from London bt models meeting

> > Does the service (lets assume a remote one) site maps the BTP
> words to XA
> > words? or the initiator site (cohesion)?  I have no objection if the
> > service sites maps the BTP words to XA words, in fact this may
> be the case
> > in many critical services. But if the initiator site maps the BTP to XA
> > words then this looks like the cohesion is taking a XA
> transaction manager
> > role for this particular service... which requires that there is an
> > discovery (or by other means) of the type of the services offered (how
> > would initiator know that a particular service implements 2PC/ACID
> > transaction?)

I definitely expected any XA-ness to be inside the service site - the
initiator/coordinator will not send or receive any different messages or

> I would prefer to see the BTP message (say "complete work OK") to
> be mapped
> by the subordinate/servant/... in an implementation specific
> manner, so for
> example it could do an xa_commit or an OTS::Current.commit(), or whatever.

Or indeed to  ordering.cancel(ordernumber) in the other case, where it uses


Peter Furniss
Choreology Ltd

email:  peter.furniss@choreology.com
phone:  +44 20 7670 1679
direct: +44 20 7670 1783
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