XML News from Monday, August 6, 2007

The W3C Web Services activity has posted the proposed recommendation of Web Services Addressing 1.0 - Metadata. "Web Services Addressing provides transport-neutral mechanisms to address Web services and messages. Web Services Addressing 1.0 - Metadata (this document) defines how the abstract properties defined in Web Services Addressing 1.0 - Core are described using WSDL, how to include WSDL metadata in endpoint references, and how WS-Policy can be used to indicate the support of WS-Addressing by a Web service."

The W3C Web Services Policy Working Group has posted a new working draft of WSDL 1.1 Element Identifiers. This document "defines a fragment identifier syntax for identifying elements of a WSDL 1.1 document. This fragment identifier syntax is compliant with the [XPointer Framework]. This document is primarily based upon [WSDL 2.0 Core]. There is a substantial difference between the WSDL 1.1 and WSDL 2.0 fragment identifiers. WSDL 2.0 defines fragment identifiers with respect to the WSDL 2.0 component model, whereas WSDL 1.1 defines XML element and attribute syntax only. Because there is no WSDL 1.1 component model, the WSDL 1.1 fragment identifiers identify WSDL 1.1 elements."