Mechanism and apparatus for returning results of services in a distributed computing environment

  • US 6,868,447 B1
  • Filed: 09/12/2000
  • Issued: 03/15/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • a first client sending a first message to a first service to invoke one or more functions of the first service, wherein a schema for the first service specifies a plurality of messages usable to invoke the functions of the first service, and wherein the first message is specified by the schema;

    the first service generating a set of results in response to the first message, wherein the set of results are expressed in a data representation language; and

    storing the set of results in a space without returning the set of results directly to the first client, wherein the space comprises a network-addressable storage location.

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