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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: Distributed Registry for Web Services

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Regarding the following point from the web page:

Services may be described in many ways - using XHTML, WSDL, RDF, DAML,
OWL, etc. The registry architecture must support these various formats. 

You may want to consider tracking the WS-Inspection (Web Services
Inspection Language) specification written by IBM and Microsoft:

This is considered part of Microsoft's Global XML Web Services
Architecture (GXA), of which WS-Security (now under OASIS) is a part.

Some additional points:

- WS-Inspection provides an XML format for assisting in the inspection
of a site for available services and a collection of rules for how
inspection-related information should be made available for consumption;

- A WS-Inspection document provides a means for aggregating references
to pre-existing service description documents which have been authored
in any number of formats;

These inspection documents are then made available at the
point-of-offering of the service as well as through references which may
be placed within a context medium such as HTML;

Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

"Roger L. Costello" wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> You are invited to participate in the collaborative development of a
> distributed registry technology.
> We have created a list (distributed-registry) for discussion of this
> topic.  To subscribe to the list send an empty email to:
>     distributed-registry-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
> Here is a description of the purpose of a distributed registry:
> A Web service registry provides information about what services do, and
> how they are used. Today's Web service registries (e.g., UDDI and ebXML)
> are implemented as centralized repositories. That is, all services store
> their service descriptions within a single, or a small number of
> registries. The purpose of this effort is to develop a concrete,
> implementable architecture for a highly distributed registry. The notion
> is that each Web service defines their own registry - comprised of the
> collection of documents that describes the service.
> We have created a Web page which
>    - lists the design goals for a distributed registry, and
>    - proposes an architecture
> Here's the URL to the Web page:
>     http://www.xfront.com/dist-reg/distributed-registry.html
> We invite you to participate in the development of this technology.
> Thanks!
>            Roger L. Costello and David B. Jacobs
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