Vol 66 Issue 3 2003-08-18 Article 10792 from section "News"

For Web Service Interoperability, Cost Reduction and Simplification

The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) has debuted the
Basic Profile 1.0, which is made up of implementation guidelines on how
interoperable Web Services should be developed using core Web Services
specifications together. Basic Profile 1.0 covers the SOAP 1.1, WSDL
1.1, UDDI 2.0, XML 1.0 and XML Schema specifications.

"Support for the Basic Profile is the baseline for interoperable Web
Services," said Dan Sholler, vice president of Technology Research
Services at the META Group. "Customers should demand that all of their
Web Services-enabled technology be compliant with the Basic Profile, and
that in turn will lay the foundation for Web Services to fulfill their
promise and provide technology independent interoperability."

The WS-I has plans to release Test Tools and Sample Applications
supporting the Basic Profile 1.0 later this Fall. These Test Tools are
designed for the inspection and validation of Web Services to determine
whether they meet the interoperability requirements of the Basic
Profile. The tools are available in both C# and Java[TM] technology
implementations. Sample Applications provide a taste of what the Basic
Profile is capable of, including the design, implementation, test and
deployment of Web Services, based on selected business scenarios and
implemented on ten different platforms.

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