WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 Makes Debut
The long-awaited profile identifies how Web services specifications should be used together to create interoperable Web services.BOSTONAfter a long period of hype around Web services, the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) Tuesday announced the official delivery of the WS-I Basic Profile 1.0. The WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 is a set of specifications that guarantees Web services interoperability if users adhere to the profiles guidelines and vendors include WS-I BP 1.0 support in their implementations. The profile identifies how Web services specifications should be used together to create interoperable Web services. Although, the WS-I BP 1.0 has been available as a draft standard in public review and many have seen it, the formal announcement means several vendors will get behind the profile to guarantee that their offerings adhere to the standard, thus eliminating a lot of the research and guess work customer organizations had to go through to find interoperable implementations.
Essentially, the WS-I Basic Profile consists of proven technologies to ensure that systems that utilize it will be interoperable. The specifications covered by the Basic Profile include Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 1.1, Web Services Description Language WSDL (WSDL) 1.1, Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) 2.0, XML 1.0 and XML Schema.