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On Sat, 29 Mar 2003 10:24:58 -0500, Chiusano Joseph
> Now there are 3 reliable messaging specifications "out there":
Not wearing any of my day job or W3C hats ...
See http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/03/28/13standards_1.html for an
overview of all the players and all the specs "out there" in the Web
services space. There are numerous axes of cleavage -- a lot of people
seeking the mythical "first mover advantage", a certain amount of
organizational "NIH", a lot of industry politics, and the wretched
intellectual property rights issues.
It will all get sorted out when there is enough real experience with some
of these technologies to know what actually works to solve real-world
problems, and when/if the parties involved accept the premise that one free
basis for real interoperability beats n proprietary opportunities to
embrace, extend, and tax Web transactions. I liked Michael Sperberg-
McQueen's observation quoted in the last paragraph of the InfoWorld piece
in that regard.