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From "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <sanj...@watson.ibm.com>
Subject Re: WSFL (Web Services Flow Language) spec released!
Date Tue, 15 May 2001 17:25:46 GMT
Yes it is - its IBM's (current) position in the Web services business
process management / composition space and as such similar in scope
to XLANG.

Sanjiva.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Malu, Pallavi G" <pallavi.g.malu@intel.com>
To: <soap-user@xml.apache.org>; "Apache SOAP" <soap-dev@xml.apache.org>;
<axis-dev@xml.apache.org>; <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 12:04 PM
Subject: RE: WSFL (Web Services Flow Language) spec released!


> Sanjiva
> Is WSFL similar to XLANG SCHEDULE that BIZTALK ORCHESTRATION generates.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sanjiva Weerawarana [mailto:sanjiva@watson.ibm.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 10:44 PM
> To: Apache SOAP; axis-dev@xml.apache.org; soap-user@xml.apache.org
> Subject: WSFL (Web Services Flow Language) spec released!
>
>
> FYI: IBM today released the WSFL spec at:
>     http://www-4.ibm.com/software/solutions/webservices/pdf/WSFL.pdf
> >From the summary: The Web services Flow Language Guide describes how
> Web services may be composed into new Web services to support business
> processes. Composition comes in two types: The first type allows to
> specify the logic of a business process; the second type allows to
> define the mutual exploitation of Web services of participants in a
> business process. A brief concepts of composition sketch is provided
> in an introductory chapter of the document. A detailed discussion of
> the metamodel behind composition follows. The language proper is
> described and illustrated by code snippets, followed by an XML schema
> of the language.
>
> Information about the larger Web services announcement can be
> seen at:
>     http://www-4.ibm.com/software/solutions/webservices/
> There are several white papers etc. along the Resources link.
>
> Happy reading!
>
> Sanjiva.
> (Sorry about the post to multiple lists.)
>
>
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