Subject: exception handling
From: Andrey Ustyuzhanin (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 20:05:48 MET
I'd like to clear the following issue.
As FIPA Interaction Protocol specification states:
--- Interaction Protocols are not intended to cover every desirable interaction type. Individual IPs do not address a number of common real-world issues in agent interaction, such as exception handling, messages arriving out of sequence, dropped messages, timeouts, cancellation, etc. Rather, the IPs defined in this document set should be viewed as interaction patterns, to be elaborated according to the context of the individual application. This strategy means that adhering to the stated IPs does not necessarily ensure interoperability; further agreement between agents about the issues above is required to ensure interoperability in all cases. ---
So, the question is, who shall address real-world issues in agent interaction as ones listed above? Does it mean that each use-case shall be thoroughly scrutinized and all possible exceptions, timeouts, cancelations shall be mentioned explicitly?
-- With best regards, Andrey.
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