A spate of vendors this week announced support for WS-MessageDelivery, a specification recently submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that standardizes how Web services endpoints are referenced when more than one service is using a common message exchange pattern.
Arjuna Technologies Ltd., Enigmatec Corporation Ltd., Hitachi, Iona Technologies, Inc., Nokia Corporation, Oracle, SeeBeyond, Sonic Software and Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced their support on Monday.
WS-MessageDelivery aims to facilitate patterns outlined in
This spec eliminates the need for proprietary messaging constructs that limited development and interoperability between vendors.
By using WSDL to reference endpoints, WS-Message Delivery reduces complexity developers encounter when implementing applications composed of Web services.
"The WS-MessageDelivery specification adds an important, fundamental piece to the open Web services architecture," said David Ingham, CTO at Arjuna Technologies, in a statement. "The availability of a royalty-free addressing standard is crucial as a foundation for higher-level Web services specifications and for the adoption of Web services in general."