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Xyz Abx
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Hi,
What is the difference between UDDI, ebXML and RosettaNet. Is it compulsary to know the inner details of UDDI, ebXML and RosettaNet to develop a webservice. What is apache AXIS and how it is different from suns JAXR, JAXM.
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William Brogden
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As I recall, RosettaNet was an early effort by the electronics industry to create an XML based vocabulary for exchanging information.
UDDI is an evolving standard "Universal Description Discovery and Integration"
ebXML is a more complex "electronic business XML" standard backed by Sun, OASIS, UN/CEFACT.
You do not have to master any of those details since they are at a higher level. Mainly you need to be able to describe your web service in WSDL - Web Services Description Language since that is much better standardized.
The Apache organization's first effort was simply the SOAP project. Working on SOAP turned up many problems so the AXIS project was born. (Sun has several engineers working with other Apache Project developers) It is my understanding that the current Sun XML pack libraries use Apache project code including Axis code.
Bill
 
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