Thursday, January 08, 2004

InfoWorld: Update: Microsoft, BEA, Tibco tout Web services events spec

InfoWorld: Update: Microsoft, BEA, Tibco tout Web services events spec ""What WS-Eventing is, is a specification that basically allows a Web service to subscribe to and accept subscriptions for event notifications generated by other Web services," said Steven VanRoekel, director of platform strategy at Microsoft.
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A Sun official, in an e-mail response, was highly critical of the specification. "While this specification may indeed have some value in furthering Web services capabilities, it is seriously flawed. This is yet another example of a couple of companies focused on unilaterally defining Web services instead of using open processes in recognized standards bodies," said Ed Julson, group manager of Web services technologies and standards.
An official at IBM said the company was contacted about the WS-Eventing specification, but chose not to participate at this time. The company has been pursuing its own work in this area, said the official, Karla Norsworthy, director of dynamic e-business technologies at IBM."

How about a new "reality TV" show called "The XML Standards" -- a fast-paced drama about information technology oligopoly leaders that strive to manipulate and leverage standards processes against each other...

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