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Functional Meta Data (abstraction type)

Most services provide a range of functionality. The functional meta data abstraction type represents all of the data that describes what a service is capable of doing.

Generally, some level of functional meta data is published in order to make service functionality accessible to outside service consumers.

However, only a subset of a service's functionality may actually be published and expressed via its service contract. These are the functions most commonly referred to as the service capabilities.


This is one of four abstraction meta types. The other three types are:

  • Quality of Service Information
  • Technology Information
  • Programmatic Logic Information

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