Testimonials for Three W3C XMLP Recommendations

These testimonials are in support of W3C's three XMLP Recommendations: XOP, MTOM and RRSHB

BEA Systems is extremely pleased that the XOP, MTOM and RRSHB specifications have been approved as W3C Recommendations. Together, these specifications will allow Web services extensions and applications to retain an XML Infoset model for all content, retaining interoperability with the existing stack of XML tools and specifications. Additionally, XOP is an important step towards the improvement of XML performance. BEA is proud to have been a key contributor to the development and standardisation of these specifications.
-- Mark Nottingham, Senior Principal Technologist, BEA Systems
IBM is committed to using open standards to help customers become on demand businesses that create higher levels of efficiency, new flexible business and unlock hidden revenue opportunities. SOAP has played an important role in this strategy. These new SOAP message optimization technologies combined with other critical Web services technologies, such as WSDL and BPEL will further enable our customers to achieve their business goals. IBM is committed to the development of open standards for Web services and their incorporation into our products, ensuring interoperability for our customers, regardless of the individual components of their IT Infrastructure.
-- Karla Norsworthy, VP Software Standards, IBM
Microsoft is committed to MTOM as the definitive solution for including opaque data in XML and SOAP messages, and we plan to implement support for MTOM across our XML-aware product line.
-- Don Box, Architect, Microsoft Corporation
W3C’s three Web Services Recommendations represents the next evolutionary step in moving to the use of SOAP 1.2. MTOM, XOP and RRSHB will better enable Oracle’s customers to build data-intensive enterprise solutions that efficiently transmit binary and large amounts of data included or referenced in SOAP messages.
-- Dr. Donald Deutsch, vice president of Standards Strategy and Architecture at Oracle Corp.

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

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