• March 26, 2007 26 Mar'07

    Hardware spec for SOA enters W3C

    Vendors led by IBM and Hewlett-Packard has submitted Service Modeling Language (SML) to the W3C.

  • January 24, 2007 24 Jan'07

    XQuery, the SQL for SOA, wins final W3C approval

    W3C finally approved XQuery 1.0, a language that it believes will provide SOA and Web services developers a standard way of handling XML data, much as SQL did for relational data in the client/server era.

  • August 10, 2006 10 Aug'06

    WS-Policy on track for W3C approval, standard will improve SOA development

    Toufic Boubez, a pioneer of Web services and SOA standards, discusses WS-Policy and how things stand with it as it moves toward becoming an official W3C standard.

  • April 27, 2006 27 Apr'06

    SOA's orphan standard WS-Policy finds a home at W3C

    The W3C accepts the Web services specification WS-Policy for standards consideration, bringing a key component for SOA into the public domain.

  • April 24, 2006 24 Apr'06

    Key SOA standard WS-Policy expected to enter W3C

    The much anticipated WS-Policy standard will provide a loosely coupled framework for adding governance and security to SOA deployments.

  • March 09, 2005 09 Mar'05

    Dancing with Web services: W3C chair talks choreography

    As companies embrace service-oriented architecture, the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) continues to gain traction as a means to weave Web services into meaningful business processes. While BPEL allows existing services to be orchestrated...

  • December 13, 2004 13 Dec'04

    W3C releases WS-Addressing working drafts

    Three separate drafts were released that outline a standard way for referencing and addressing network endpoints that receive Web services messages.

  • October 11, 2004 11 Oct'04

    W3C forms WS-Addressing working group

    The new working group will create a standard way to reference endpoints that receive Web services messages.

  • August 11, 2004 11 Aug'04

    Web services messaging spec submitted to W3C

    Microsoft and Sun are among a group of computing giants that have submitted the WS-Addressing specification to the World Wide Web Consortium. Could this spec smooth the rift between Microsoft and Sun?

  • April 28, 2004 28 Apr'04

    W3C completes the framework for the Semantic Web

    Recently, the World Wide Web Consortium announced final approval of two key technologies for the Semantic Web. These are the revised Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL). Learn more in this article by Martin ...

  • March 31, 2004 31 Mar'04

    W3C revises two WSDL drafts

    The Web Services Description Working Group within the W3C has been busy writing two drafts of new specifications.

  • November 19, 2003 19 Nov'03

    Update: OASIS joins WS-I, W3C declines

    The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) said on Tuesday that four technical standards groups, including OASIS and OMG, have become members of the industry consortium. The W3C declined an invitation to join.

  • May 19, 2003 19 May'03

    Experts see merit in Microsoft's choice of OASIS over W3C

    Even though the W3C was already developing a choreography standard, experts say that Microsoft, IBM and their partners made the right decision for end users by submitting their BPEL spec to OASIS for ratification. In the meantime, the W3C's next ...