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   RE: [xml-dev] InfoWorld Article: SOA meets the real world

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Thanks for your insights on this. WSTL is actually not the same as
WS-Transaction (completely different specifications) - see [1] for an
example of WSTL. WSTL seems never to never have made it out to a broad
audience, and apparently has faded away.

[1] http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~hf1/phd/papers/toread/pires02building.pdf


Joseph Chiusano
Booz Allen Hamilton
Visit us online@ http://www.boozallen.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken North [mailto:kennorth@sbcglobal.net] 
> Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 8:51 PM
> To: XML Developers List
> Cc: Chiusano Joseph; Jonathan Robie
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] InfoWorld Article: SOA meets the real world
> >> I also thought that the reference to WSTL (Web Services Transaction
> Language) in the Guardian example was interesting - I found 
> only a few obscure references to this specification through Google[1].
> My guess is the speaker might have been referring to a different spec.
> It was WS-Transaction (published by IBM, BEA and Microsoft) 
> but it's been superceded.
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-
> us/dnglobspec/html/ws-transaction.asp
> That original spec fed into specs for atomic transactions, 
> coordination and business activities:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-
> us/dnglobspec/html/wsatspecindex.asp


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