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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:38:33 -0600
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carol Geyer [mailto:cgeyer7@home.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 7:44 AM
> To: ebxml@lists.ebxml.org
> Subject: ebXML Integrates SOAP Into Messaging Services Spec
> ebXML Integrates SOAP Into Messaging Services Specification
> Boston, MA, USA, Geneva, Switzerland; February 22, 2001UN/CEFACT and
> OASIS announced efforts are now underway to integrate SOAP 1.1 and SOAP
> with Attachments specifications into the ebXML Messaging Specification.
> SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is designed to provide the
> underpinnings for messaging requirements. This development by ebXML will
> result in an open, widely adopted global standard for reliably
> transporting electronic business messages over the Internet.
> The convergence of these two specifications marks a significant step
> forward for interoperability, commented Klaus-Dieter Naujok, chair of
> ebXML and member of the UN/CEFACT Steering Group. Were committednot
> only to integrating ebXML Messaging with SOAPbut also to completing
> this work in time to meet our original goal of delivering ebXML in May
> 2001.
> "Having the messaging infrastructure of ebXML built on SOAP is a strong
> signal that standards convergence is both desired by the industry and
> doable," said Dr. Robert S. Sutor of IBM, Vice-Chair of ebXML and a
> member of the OASIS Board of Directors. "As ebXML evolves, we will
> continue to explore how we can cooperate with others to help develop the
> foundational open standards for business on the Internet."
> The ebXML Messaging Specification encompasses a set of services and
> protocols that allow an electronic business client to request services
> from electronic business servers over any application-level transport
> protocol, including SMTP, HTTP and others. ebXML defines a
> general-purpose message, with a header that supports multiple payloads,
> while allowing digital signatures within and among related messages.
> Although the header is XML, the body of the message may be XML, MIME or
> virtually anything digital.
> "By adopting SOAP in their messaging layer, ebXML puts to rest any
> worries about interoperability between SOAP and ebXML. This takes
> advantage of SOAP's role as a key component of XML-based messaging,"
> said Andrew Layman, XML Architect of Microsoft.
> The ebXML Messaging Services Specification retains all the secure,
> reliable messaging functionality that has been developed to date,
> explained Rik Drummond of the Drummond Group, ebXML Messaging Services
> Project Team Leader. By incorporating SOAP into ebXML, we streamline
> acceptance and reduce the cost of product implementation for all
> companies, regardless of their size.
> About ebXML
> ebXML (www.ebXML.org) is an International Initiative established by
> UN/CEFACT and OASIS in late 1999 with a mandate to undertake an 18-month
> program of work to research and identify the technical basis upon which
> the global implementation of XML (Extensible Markup Language) can be
> standardized. The goal of ebXML is to facilitate open trade between
> organizations regardless of size by enabling XML to be used in a
> consistent manner to exchange electronic business data.
> UN/CEFACT (www.uncefact.org) is the United Nations body whose mandate
> covers worldwide policy and technical development in the area of trade
> facilitation and electronic business. Headquartered in Geneva, it has
> developed and promoted many tools for the facilitation of global
> business processes including UN/EDIFACT, the international EDI standard.
> Its current work programme includes such topics as Simpl-edi and Object
> Oriented EDI and it strongly supports the development and implementation
> of open, interoperable global standards and specifications for
> electronic business.
> About OASIS
> OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org) is the international, not-for-profit
> consortium that advances electronic business by promoting open,
> collaborative development of interoperability specifications. OASIS
> serves as the home for industry groups interested in developing XML
> specifications. OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, Access360,
> Aerospatiale, AND Data Solutions, Arbortext, Auto-trol, Aventail,
> Baltimore Technologies, B-Bop Associates, BEA Systems, Bentley Systems,
> Boeing, Bowstreet, Bridge, Chrystal Software, Cohesia, Commerce One,
> Critical Path, DataChannel, Dataloom, Defense Information Services
> Agency, Deutsche Post AG, Documentum, EADS Airbus, eCredit.com, empolis,
> Enigma, Excelergy, eXcelon, Extensibility, Extricity, First Call,
> Hewlett-Packard, IBM, icomXpress, Informix, Infoteria, Innodata,
> Interwoven, IPNet Solutions, ISOGEN, ITEDO, Jamcracker, JetForm,
> Logistics Management Institute, Mediaplex, Mercator Software,
> Micrografx, Microsoft, Netegrity, Netfish, Netscape/AOL, NextPage, NII
> Enterprise Promotion Association, Nimble Technology, NIST, ObjectSpace,
> Pick Systems, Pearson Education, Planet 7 Technologies, Popkin Software,
> ProNet Technology, Reuters, Sabre, SAP, Securant Technologies, Sequoia
> Software, SilverStream Software, SoftQuad, Software AG, Sterling
> Commerce, StreamServe, Sun Microsystems, Tamalpais Group, Thomas
> Technology Solutions, TIBCO, Virtual Access Networks, Visa, Wavo,
> webMethods, Whitehill Technologies, Xerox, XML Global, XMLSolutions and
> XyEnterprise.
> For more information:
> Carol Geyer
> Director of Communications
> carol.geyer@oasis-open.org
> +1.941.284.0403
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