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Can Sun, Microsoft Truce Speed Up Web Services?

The truce (if not all out love fest) between Sun and Microsoft continues, as they seem to have put aside many of their differences over how multi-point web services should be built, deployed and managed. See how the Sun and Microsoft/IBM camps on transport-neutral web services (WS-Addressing) might push forward a lot of stalled web services timetables

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Outlook 2004: XQuery's Final Countdown Underway

The W3C has completed its latest draft proposals for specs governing XQuery data models. The Last Call drafts for XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 are available for review and open to comment until February. Except for tabling a plan for DTD-to-XML inter-communications, the W3C specifies how to create, store, recall and publish data and documents for XQuery access, and a test suite is under review. Get prepped with access to the spec, links to tools, dev (not vendor) briefings and forums.

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W3C Eyes New Security Protocols for B2B XML

The W3C has taken two steps forward on its proposal for two new protocols to ensure better security for XML data transfers. Developers have until Halloween to tell W3C if it's headed in the right direction with the latest plan. The proposals, XML Encryption Syntax and Processing and Decryption Transform for XML Signature, would enable data sharing and web services transactions to use smaller XML data elements rather than entire XML documents. See if the plans are a trick or treat in time for your comments.

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Software Giants Line Up Over Web Services Workflow

Last month, the focus in web service standards was on security. Now, IBM, Microsoft, Sun and other big software names are poised for another debate -- or compromise. See what's is store for the future of workflow and transaction management standards for web services, and get a scorecard to keep track of the players and proposals.

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