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ComputerWorld: Microsoft pitches new app interoperability spec [SOAP]

Apr 29, 2000, 22:34 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sami Lais, Dominique Deckmyn)

"The second version of the messaging interoperability protocol Microsoft Corp. is proposing as a standard method of communication between information systems built on different technologies [and] embraces more industry standards than the first version, but still lacks specifications for security, message routing and multicasting."

"Last year, Microsoft, introduced the first version of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) along with developer training company DevelopMentor Inc. and technology publisher UserLand Software Inc. as a way to let applications exchange messages and function calls. IBM and its Lotus Development Corp. have joined the development team supporting the latest version, SOAP 1.1."

"SOAP 1.1 supports message transport using the standard Simple Mail Transport Protocol and IBM's MQSeries message-oriented middleware, as well as File Transfer Protocol and TCP/IP, and extends SOAP's asynchronous messaging capabilities."

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