W3C Releases Web Services Schemes
The standards group also this week released second edition of XHTML 1.0.The World Wide Web Consortium this week introduced new schemes for Web services usage along with other Web-related technology and guidance. The Cambridge, Mass.-based standards organization released a first draft of its Web Service Architecture Usage Scenarios. The draft document defines a collection of usage scenarios and use cases that both illustrate the use of Web services and are used to generate requirements for the Web services architecture, as well as to evaluate existing technologies, the W3C said. The document, produced by the W3Cs Web Services Architecture Working Group, includes a series of use cases for Web services. The use cases include a travel agent case scenario and an "EDI-like purchasing" Web services scenario, according to W3C officials.
The W3C also this week released the second edition of XHTML 1.0, the Extensible Hypertext Markup Language, as a W3C Recommendation. XHTML 1.0 is a reformulation of HTML in XML, the W3C said. XHTML adds "the rigor" of XML to Web pages, the organization said.