Standards revolt

Summary:It isn't often that you see a groundswell of opposition rise to a specification in "Last Call" mode. That's why there's been quite a bit of buzz in the blogosphere and beyond over Rich Salz's scathing critique of the new Web Services Description Language spec (WSDL 2.

It isn't often that you see a groundswell of opposition rise to a specification in "Last Call" mode. That's why there's been quite a bit of buzz in the blogosphere and beyond over Rich Salz's scathing critique of the new Web Services Description Language spec (WSDL 2.0). "WSDL 2.0 is the worst example of architecture astronautics I have ever seen," he wrote. For example, the WSDL 2.0 document never defines what a WSDL file looks like. Along with XML and SOAP, WSDL is the most fundamental building block of Web services. Rich is chief security architect for DataPower Technology.










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Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and... Full Bio

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