XML News from Friday, November 17, 2006

The W3C Web Services Activity has published new working drafts of Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework and Web Services Policy 1.5 - Attachment. "The Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework provides a general purpose model and corresponding syntax to describe the policies of entities in a Web services-based system. Web Services Policy Framework defines a base set of constructs that can be used and extended by other Web services specifications to describe a broad range of service requirements and capabilities." "Web Services Policy 1.5 - Attachment, defines two general-purpose mechanisms for associating policies, as defined in Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework, with the subjects to which they apply. This specification also defines how these general-purpose mechanisms may be used to associate policies with WSDL and UDDI descriptions." But really, Pete Lacey explains everything you need to know about these and other WS-* specs.