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Web Services Activity

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The World Wide Web is more and more used for application to application communication. The programmatic interfaces made available are referred to as Web services.

The goal of the Web Services Activity is to develop a set of technologies in order to lead Web services to their full potential. The Web Services Activity Statement explains the W3C's work on this topic in more detail.


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W3C Recommendations

A complete list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index.


The Activity, coordinated by one Coordination Group, is currently composed of seven Working Groups:

and one Interest Group:

Previous Groups that have finished their work in this Activity are:

Detailed information about the work of each of these groups can be found on their respective home pages.

Technical discussion

For specific Working Group discussions, please refer to the Groups' home pages:

Mailing list Purpose
General discussion
www-ws@w3.org General Web services discussions
Specific areas
public-ws-semann@w3.org Discussion list for the Semantic Annotations for Web Services Description Language Working Group
public-sws-ig@w3.org Discussion list for the Semantic Web Services Interest Group
public-ws-addressing@w3.org Discussion list for the Web Services Addressing Working Group
public-ws-chor@w3.org Discussion list for the Web Services Choreography Working Group
public-ws-policy@w3.org Discussion list for the Web Services Policy Working Group
public-xsd-databinding@w3.org Discussion list for the XML Schema Patterns for Databinding Working Group
www-ws-arch@w3.org Discussion of the Web Services Architecture and other documents produced by Web Services Architecture Working Group
www-ws-cg@w3.org Public list for the Web Services Coordination Group
www-ws-desc@w3.org Discussion list for the specifications produced by the Web Services Description Working Group
public-soap-jms@w3.org Discussion list for the specifications produced by the SOAP-JMS Binding Working Group
xml-dist-app@w3.org Discussion list for the XML Protocol Working Group

Yves Lafon
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