The other face of WS composition

Dave Orchard is having some fun with the spec names in the convergence roadmap. I think he stumbled onto the second way that Web services specifications are composed. It goes something like this:

  • if the specs don’t overlap, compose them by putting their SOAP headers side by side
  • if the specs overlap, compose them by concatenating their names

Let’s consider ourselves lucky that others were more imaginative than us, otherwise WSDL might be called WS-NasslScl and BPEL might be called
called WS-XlangWsfl. Some of Dave’s predictions are scary though. I just hope we don’t wake up one day to realize that the foundation
language for Web services is not XML anymore but CamelCase…

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