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Standards for implementing a B2B Web service

What are current industry standard technologies related to implementing a B2B Web service? Where should one start, having good expertise in the Web service arena but very limited in the B2B area?

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You will need to keep an eye on several emerging initiatives in the Web Services B2B space: Late last week, IBM and Microsoft published two Web services specifications--WS-Coordination and WS-Transactions--which will together are meant to establish a common business process framework for B2B interaction. You will also want to catch-up on the OASIS Committee Draft of the Business Transaction Protocol, BTP 1.0. There are several documents on their site www.oasis-open.org. These are the most recent attempts at standards for content exchange and transaction support.

This was first published in December 2003

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