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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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Web Services Conversation Language

The rationale behind WSCL is that it captures the “time” dimension of Web services conversations and allows Web services to declare the conversation pattern through which they can be driven. WSCL is, at the time of writing, a W3C note submitted by the Hewlett-Packard Company. In January 2003, along with the process modeling language WSCI,[1] WSCL became one of the inputs for the W3C's Choreography working group.

[1] See Chapter 6 for a detailed discussion of workflow and business process modeling.

Although WSCL is now providing a basis for future conversation standards, it remains in use today in its current form. For example, UDDI.org uses WSCL as its first proposed language for describing the interfaces of ...

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