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WS-I Compliant WSDL Files for OAGIS 8.0 and OAGIS 7.2.1

The Open Applications Group (OAGi) Ships Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Files

WSDL Files to Complement the Largest Open Standards XML Business Vocabulary in the World, OAGIS

Atlanta, GA, USA. September 30, 2004.

OAGi, the open standards group that builds OAGIS, the richest and most widely implemented XML business language standard in the world, recently made a complete library of WSDL files that can be used with OAGIS for deployment in a Web services environment available as a free download on its web site.

Web Services Definition Language, or WSDL, is a key piece of Web Services technology that enables organizations to deploy a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) by defining services in a language neutral format (WSDL). This greatly enhances interoperability and the ability of organizations to deploy Web Services solutions more quickly, easily, and at less cost for both e-business and internal integration (EAI).

The Open Applications Group has made available for free, WSDL for all of the XML definitions in OAGIS 8.0 and in the XML Schema version of OAGIS 7.2.1. These WSDL files are non-normative, but will serve as a template and an acceleration point for users of OAGIS to deploy it in a Web Services / Service Oriented Architecture.

This important development in the evolution of Web Services has drawn praise from many important players in the IT industry.

"We welcome this offering from OAGi and are pleased they have chosen to fully support Web services with the OAGIS standard," said Dave Mendlen, Director of Web Services at Microsoft Corp. "This support for WSDL provides important infrastructure for innovative e-business, and Web services solutions."

"IBM is pleased that OAGi is evolving its rich set of integration standards to support web services, an important technology used extensively within IBM, as well as by our customers," said Karla Norsworthy, vice president, IBM Software Standards.

"As an associate member of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), OAGi has been a vocal supporter of the work of our organization," said Tom Glover, Chairman of WS-I. "WSDL is an important Web services specification and a key component of the WS-I Basic Profile. By delivering its WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 conformant WSDL library, OAGi is promoting industry-wide interoperability and helping to accelerate the development and deployment of interoperable Web services."

About the Open Applications Group

The Open Applications Group is a not-for-profit, open, and fully independent Open Standards Organization focused on promoting interoperability among business applications and creating business language standards to support this goal. The OAGIS specification and the accompanying WSDL can be downloaded for free at

For more information on the Open Applications Group, write us at or visit our web site at

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See details in the news story "Open Applications Group Publishes WS-I Compliant WSDL Files for OAGIS." General references in: (1) "Open Applications Group"; (2) "Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I)."

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