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    The Apache HTTP server project is a collaborative open source Web server development initiative. The project is spearheaded by the Apache Server Foundation. 

  • WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group)

    The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) is a community of computer professionals and general users with an interest in improving HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). 

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  • Project Metro

    Project Metro (formerly Project Tango) is an open source initiative for the implementation of Web services technologies involving optimization, reliability, security and atomic transactions... (continued) 

  • template

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    GeoRSS is a method of describing and pinpointing the physical locations of Internet content. 

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    Vector Markup Language (VML) is an XML-based language that facilitates the use of vector graphics on the Internet, especially on Web sites... (Continued) 

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About SOA, XML and Web Services Development Tools

Web services are the services that a business's Web server provides to Web users or Web-connected programs. Web services range from such major services as customer relationship management down to much more limited services such as the furnishing of a stock quote. Web services are enabled by the use of XML as a means of standardizing data formats and exchanging data. XML is the foundation for the Web Services Description Language (WSDL). Read these Web services development resources for more information on the basics of creating and maintaining Web services, including SOA development and XML development.