Looking to create a platform for next-generation Web services, many high-tech heavy hitters are joining under the umbrella of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) to set standards for the multichannel access to those services.
Announced today, the OASIS Web Services Component Model (WSCM) Technical Committee will look to establish XML vocabularies and interfaces that allow Web services to be displayed agnostic of the formats or devices involved in its transmission.
Cyclone Commerce Inc., DataChannel Corp., Documentum Inc., Epicentric Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM, Logistics Management Institute, Macromedia Inc., Sterling Commerce Inc. and the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency are among the committee members.
IBM intends to contribute Web Service Experience Language, a Web servicescentric component model for interactive Web applications, as part of the work.
OASIS served as the incubator for Electronic Business eXtensible Markup Language (ebXML), which had its Version 1.0 specifications released this summer.
Current Web service standards include: Web Services Description Language, which describes the services a business offers on the Web; Simple Object Access Protocol, which allows operating systems to speak with each over the Web; and Universal Description, Discovery and Integration, which acts as a Web services directory.