The W3C’s Web Services Resource Access Working Group has called for the implementation of seven new web service specifications. According to a brief release, the group “invites implementation of seven Candidate Recommendations for Web Services: Enumeration (WS-Enumeration), Event Descriptions (WS-EventDescriptions), Eventing (WS-Eventing), Fragment (WS-Fragment), Metadata Exchange (WS-MetadataExchange), SOAP Assertions (WS-SOAPAssertions), and Transfer (WS-Transfer).”

The release also stated that comments are welcome on all seven specifications through May 20, 2011. According to the Web Services’ website, “Web services provide a standard means of interoperating between different software applications, running on a variety of platforms and/or frameworks. Web services are characterized by their great interoperability and extensibility, as well as their machine-processable descriptions thanks to the use of XML. They can be combined in a loosely coupled way in order to achieve complex operations. Programs providing simple services can interact with each other in order to deliver sophisticated added-value services.”

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