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Sequencing SOAP Messages

Andrew Sweeney
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Joined: Jan 11, 2002
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Hiya everybody,
Here's my problem. I have a SOAP server that needs to perform a number of tasks in sequence, similar to a transaction. However, from a design standpoint I would really prefer to isolate each step as its own service, so down the road I don't have to rebuild them. I would like the ability to pull these off the shelf, connect up the steps, and use them as a completely new application made up of several basic services. Any broad ideas as to making this happen? (Essentially, I need to pass the output of one to the input of another) Also, the client is not my focus, as my company is developing the services, but the consumers are outside our walls...
Thanks!
-Andrew
Kyle Brown
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You are talking about Web Services Flow. Take a look at the WSFL proposal.
Look here also for more information and discussion on WSFL.
Kyle


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Andrew Sweeney
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Joined: Jan 11, 2002
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Thanks Kyle, that's exactly what I needed. Any idea when WSFL may come into widespread use? (In other words, what's the buzz on it?)
Kyle Brown
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I'd expect some products from IBM at least at some point later this year or early next year. As for the rest of the world -- I don't know...
Kyle
 
 
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