Cover Pages Newsletter September 30, 2003 Website: http://xml.coverpages.org Hosted by: OASIS
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Draft XACML Profile for Web-Services Addresses Web Services Policy Expression.
The OASIS Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC has published a v04 draft of the "XACML Profile for Web- Services" specification for web services policy expression. Also referenced as 'WSPL', the document defines a profile of XACML that enables it to be used for describing policy associated with Web service end-points and using them in a successful invocation. The WSPL editor has recommended approval of the spec as a Committee Draft.
OASIS Announces Framework for Web Services Implementation (FWSI) TC.
OASIS members have formed a Framework for Web Services Implementation (FWSI) Technical Committee to produce guidelines that assist system integrators and software vendors in implementing Web Services solutions. The TC will specify a set of functional elements serving as building blocks for deploying Web services architectures. The TC will also define a model implementation process in a companion Web Services Implementation Process Specification.
RoMEO and OAI-PMH Teams Develop Rights Solution Using ODRL and Creative Common Licenses.
Project RoMEO completed a first year of operation and has published a rights solution report. The Final Report describes an XML-based system for the expression of rights and permissions governing metadata and digital resources in institutional repositories. The rights solution based upon Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL), Creative Commons licenses, and OAI-PMH uses metadata elements to support easy, open access to protected digital works.
Web Services at Apache Hosts WSRP4J Open Source Project for Remote Portlets.
The OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) standard is now supported by an Apache open source WSRP4J project. Donated by IBM, WSRP4J is designed to accelerate adoption of the WSRP standard by content and application providers and portal vendors. WSRP4J provides the WSRP4J Producer which supports implementation of WSRP-compliant services based on a free, open source software stack: Tomcat, Axis, and Pluto JSR 168 reference implementation.
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"OASIS to Build Web Services Framework. Committee Will Define Vendor- Neutral Methodology." By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld (September 30, 2003). Members of OASIS have announced plans to develop a global Web services framework to define a methodology for a broad-based, multiplatform and vendor-neutral implementation. The OASIS Framework for Web Services Implementation (FWSI) Technical Committee plans to design a template for Web services deployment. http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/09/30/HNoasisweb_1.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#KrillFWSI
"Taking XML's Measure." By David Becker. In CNET News.com (September 23, 2003). Tim Bray and his colleagues in the World Wide Web Consortium had a very specific mission when they set out to define a new standard seven years ago. In this interview, Bray talks about the spread of XML, challenges in search technology and other concerns. http://news.com.com/2008-1082-5080774.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#BeckerBray
"Sun: Office 2003 Will 'Protect Microsoft's Monopoly'." By Andrew Colley. In ZDNet Australia (September 30, 2003). Document protection tools in the next version of Microsoft's office suite represent extremes of proprietary thinking, says a Sun document. Sun expresses concerns that document protection tools that Microsoft will include in Office 2003 will fortify the software giant's domination over enterprise desktops. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/windows/0,39020396,39116764,00.htm http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#Colley
"Adobe's PDF-Everywhere Strategy." By David Becker. In CNET News.com (September 30, 2003). Adobe Systems wants to put more than a few pulp mills out of business; it wants to expand the PDF format into a multiplatform foundation for viewing and sharing corporate data. http://news.com.com/2008-1012-5083805.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#BeckerChizen
"Create Web Services Using Apache Axis and Castor. How to Integrate Axis and Castor in a Document-Style Web Service Client and Server" By Kevin Gibbs, Brian D Goodman, and Elias Torres (IBM). From IBM developerWorks, Web services. September 30, 2003. Recent work has pointed out the benefits of using Document-style Web services over RPC. This article provides a step-by-step tutorial explaining how to integrate Axis with the Castor data-binding framework, combining the Web services prowess of Axis with the data-binding brawn of Castor. http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-castor/ http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#GibbsCastor
"What is Service-Oriented Architecture?" By Hao He. From O'Reilly WebServices.XML.com (September 30, 2003). Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an architectural style whose goal is to achieve loose coupling among interacting software agents. SOA achieves loose coupling among interacting software agents by employing key architectural constraints. http://webservices.xml.com/pub/a/ws/2003/09/30/soa.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#HaoHeSOA
"QA Framework: Operational Guidelines." Edited by Lofton Henderson, Dominique Hazaël-Massieux Lynne Rosenthal, and Kirill Gavrylyuk. W3C Candidate Recommendation. 22-September-2003. Produced by members of the W3C QA Working Group under the W3C Quality Assurance (QA) Activity. This document outlines a common operational framework for building conformance test materials for W3C specifications is defined. It presents operational and procedural guidelines for groups undertaking conformance materials development. http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-qaframe-ops-20030922/ http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#W3CQAFramework
"An Introduction to StAX." By Elliotte Rusty Harold. In XML.com (September 17, 2003). James Clark and others in the Java Community Process are on the verge of releasing StAX, the Streaming API for XML. StAX is a pull parsing API for XML which avoids some of the limitations of DOM and SAX prsing. http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/09/17/stax.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#HaroldSTAX
"Streaming API for XML." Java Specification Request (JSR) #173. Specification Lead: Christopher Fry (BEA Systems). Produced under the Java Community Process. JSR-000173 Streaming API for XML Specification 0.7. Proposed Final Draft. August 27, 2003. 61 pages. A reference implementation is included in the ZIP archive containing the draft specification. This specification describes the Streaming API for XML (StAX), a bi-directional API for reading and writing XML. http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=173 http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#FryJSR173
"Marking Up Bureaucracy." By Paul Ford. From XML.com (September 24, 2003). If there is a perfect user of XML, it's the huge, sprawling United States government. Right now, centralization is the exception, not the norm. Different XML applications are scattered across different government agencies. The DoD, EPA, IRS, and others create schemas as needed, and apply them internally. http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/09/24/government.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#FordGovXML
"Report: Widespread Use of Microsoft Poses Security Risk. Organizations Should Diversify Their Software Mix, Says Industry Group." By Stacy Cowley. In InfoWorld (September 24, 2003). Whatever Microsoft's strengths or failings as a developer of reliable software, the mere existence of an operating system monopoly is a critical security risk, argues a new report released Wednesday at a Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) gathering in Washington, D.C. http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/09/24/HNwidespreadms_1.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#Cowley
"CyberInsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly. How the Dominance of Microsoft's Products Poses a Risk to Security." By Daniel Geer, Sc.D (Chief Technical Officer, @Stake), Charles P. Pfleeger, Ph.D (Master Security Architect, Exodus Communications, Inc.), Bruce Schneier (Founder, Chief Technical Officer, Counterpane Internet Security), John S. Quarterman (Founder, InternetPerils, Matrix NetSystems, Inc.), Perry Metzger (Independent Consultant), Rebecca Bace (CEO, Infidel), and Peter Gutmann (Researcher, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland). Published by Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). September 2003. 25 pages. The world's security situation is deteriorating, and that deterioration compounds when nearly all computers in the hands of end users rely on a single operating system subject to the same vulnerabilities the world over. The only way to stop this is to avoid monoculture in computer operating systems. http://www.ccianet.org/papers/cyberinsecurity.pdf http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#GeerMonopoly
"Java Panel Pondering Web Services, Portal Proposals. J2EE 1.4 Readied for Approval." By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld (September 24, 2003). Proposals to boost Web services and portal capabilities in Java are up for imminent votes by stewards of the programming language: Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 and JSR 168 (Portlet API). http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/09/24/HNjcp_1.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#KrillJSR168
"Client Quality Reporting for J2EE Web Services. Use SOAP Attachments to Report Client Response Times for Web Services." By Brian Connoll. In JavaWorld (September 19, 2003). This article documents the implementation of a general-purpose architecture for recording client response times for J2EE Web services. No new network traffic is needed between the client and the server; metrics payloads are queued for low-priority logging, so server resources can be reserved for application processing. http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-09-2003/jw-0919-reporting_p.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#Connoll
"Is New Office 2003 Suite Worth the Upgrade?" By Mario Morejon, Vincent A. Randazzese, and Michael Gros. In CRN (September 25, 2003). Developing department-level applications has never been easier now that Microsoft has introduced InfoPath 2003, a client-driven XML form editor that integrates with XML-driven data sources in a variety of ways. InfoPath can query XML-driven databases and has a database wizard that ports Access 2003 tables and converts them into XML forms. http://www.crn.com/sections/BreakingNews/dailyarchives.asp?ArticleID=44757 http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#Gros
"RFID Ripples Through Software Industry. Sun, SAP, Oracle, IBM Integrate RFID Data Into Mainstream Applications." By Ephraim Schwartz. In InfoWorld (September 26, 2003). Big name vendors including Sun, SAP, Oracle, and IBM have caught the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) buzz. Spurred in part by a WalMart edict that requires suppliers to tag all shipping cases and palettes with RFID by 2006, the vendors are rewriting their enterprise applications to integrate RFID data. http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/09/26/38NNrfid_1.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#RFID-Ripples
"What's Next for SQL Server?" By Lisa Vaas. In eWEEK (September 26, 2003). Users demanded that SQL Server bond tighter with Visual Studio .Net. The next version of SQL Server, code-named 'Yukon,' was originally slated for a spring 2004 release but was pushed out to the second half of next year so that Yukon will with the next version of .Net, code-named Whidbey. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1300873,00.asp http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#VaasSQL
"Web services Players Push Management Barrow. Actional, AmberPoint, Empirix Separately Unveil Wares." By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld (September 29, 2003). "Web services vendors Actional, AmberPoint, and Empirix this week will attempt to improve Web services management capabilities with a host of product releases. http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/09/29/HNamber_1.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#KrillWSWares
"AmberPoint Introduces Distributed Web Services Exception Management Solution." From CBDi Newswire (September 30, 2003). Using AmberPoint Exception Manager, enterprises can react to operational and business contingencies, minimize inefficiencies and reduce the costs of maintaining their Web services environments. AmberPoint Exception Manager is able to detect and resolve distributed exceptions,where the clues to the condition reside in multiple messages. http://www.cbdiforum.com/public/news/index.php3?id=1317 http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#AmberPoint
"Object-Oriented Database Field Shrinks Again." By Lisa Vaas. In eWEEK (September 29, 2003). In a deal worth $26 million, object-oriented database companies Versant Corp. and Poet Holdings Inc. are merging. The merged technologies will be designed to manage real-time, XML, and other hierarchical and navigational data. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1304259,00.asp http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#VaasPoet
"Opinion: Shakeout Looms in Web Services Management." By James Kobielus. In Computerworld (September 25, 2003). Web services management (WSM) is one of the most innovative sectors in today's IT industry; dozens of start-ups have ventured into the WSM market over the past few years. http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php?id=971618132 http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#Kobielus
"Integrating Services with XSLT." By Will Provost. From O'Reilly WebServices.XML.com (September 30, 2003). For all the magic that XML, SOAP, and WSDL seem to offer in allowing businesses to interoperate, they do not solve the more traditional problems of integrating data models and message formats. XSLT can make many annoying integration problems go away and with relatively low effort. http://www.xml.com/pub/a/ws/2003/09/30/integrating.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#ProvostXSLT
"Data Visualization Tools Emerge. Antarctica Systems, Others Help Relay Complex Information." By Cathleen Moore. In InfoWorld (September 29, 2003). Data visualization is back on the map as a host of emerging vendors unveil products designed to help enterprises analyze reams of information. Antarctica Systems is unwrapping Version 4.0 of its Visual Net software designed to present map-based visual representations of complex data from sources such as databases, BI tools, and ERP applications. http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/09/29/38NNdatavis_1.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#MooreVisual
"Developers Show Their Independent Streak, Favoring Web-Based Apps." By Eric Knorr. In InfoWorld (September 26, 2003). Software behemoths are trying to sell programmers on elaborate new paradigms; but as our survey results show, many programmers aren't buying. http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/09/26/38FErrcode_1.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#Knorr
"Sun Expands Push For Auto-ID." By Matt Villano. In InternetNews.com (September 19, 2003). Already a major player in the Auto-ID market, Sun Microsystems has announced an initiative for delivering the hardware, software and services that enable enterprises to link into the Elecronic Product Code (EPN) Network. http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news/article.php/3080211 http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200310.html#Villano
"OAI-Rights White Paper." By Carl Lagoze (Cornell University Information Science), Herbert Van de Sompel (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Michael Nelson (Old Dominion University Computer Science), and Simeon Warner (Cornell University Information Science). From the Open Archives Initiative. September 26, 2003. This paper is intended as a foundation for work aimed at incorporating structured rights expressions into the OAI-PMH (OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). The work will be undertaken by a technical group called OAI-rights, and will result in a set of OAI-PMH guidelines scheduled for release in second quarter 2004. http://www.openarchives.org/documents/OAIRightsWhitePaper.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200309.html#OAI-RIGHTS
"Patent Politics." By Paul Festa. In CNET News.com (September 25, 2003). During a recent meeting held at Macromedia's San Francisco headquarters, IT experts pondered collective options on the Eolas patent case; Microsoft was the guest of honor. Dale Dougherty, vice president at O'Reilly & Associates is concerned that this is the first successful patent offense on the Web, and lots of other things could be coming. http://news.com.com/2009-1023_3-5082004.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200309.html#Festa
"Grab Headlines From a Remote RSS File. Retrieve Syndicated Content, Transform It, and Display the Result." By Nicholas Chase (President, Chase & Chase, Inc). From IBM developerWorks, XML zone. September 23, 2003. The author shows how to retrieve syndicated content and convert it into headlines for your site; he also explains how to use XSL transformations to more easily deal with multiple syndication file formats. http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-headrss.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200309.html#ChaseRSS
"ISO to Require Royalties?" By Kendall Clark. From XML.com (September 24, 2003). Kendall Clark considers ISO's proposal to charge for using their country codes. He provides some background to the present controversy and samples the reaction of other internet developers and development communities. http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/09/24/deviant.html http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200309.html#ClarkISOFees
"Secure, Reliable, Transacted Web Services: Architecture and Composition." By Donald F. Ferguson (IBM Fellow and Chairman; IBM Software Group Architecture Board) Tony Storey (IBM Fellow), Brad Lovering (Microsoft Corporation Distinguished Engineer), and John Shewchuk (Microsoft Web Services Architect). With credits to 66 contributors. In Microsoft MSDN Library (September 2003). IBM, Microsoft, and their partners are developing Web service specifications that can be used as the building blocks for a new generation of powerful, secure, reliable, transacted Web services. These specifications are designed in a modular and composable fashion such that developers can utilize just the capabilities they require. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnwebsrv/html/wsoverview.asp http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlPapers200309.html#MS-WSOverview
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Selected references for abstracted and annotated industry news at: http://xml.coverpages.org/press.html
"Adobe and Xerox Announce Strategic Initiative to Promote Print Production Workflow Standards. Adobe PDF, JDF, XML and PostScript Technologies Incorporated Into Xerox FreeFlow Initiative." http://xml.coverpages.org/PrintWorkflow.html
"Antarctica Systems Announces Visual Net 4.0. Maximizing Information Display to Reveal Clarity, Truth in Data." http://xml.coverpages.org/AntarcticaNV40.html
"Open Archives Initiative and Project RoMEO Initiate OAI-Rights Working Group." http://xml.coverpages.org/OAI-RoMEO-WG.html
"OASIS Members Collaborate on Global Framework to Enhance Web Services Deployment." http://xml.coverpages.org/FWSI-Announce.html
"FSTC Issues Results of Web Services Proof of Concept." http://xml.coverpages.org/FSTC-WSCash.html
"IEEE Communications Magazine Special Issue on XML-based Management of Networks and Services." http://xml.coverpages.org/IEEE-CommMIBs.html
"Microsoft and Monster to Offer Customers 'Smart' Resumes. XML-Enabled Smart Document Templates in Microsoft Office Word 2003 Will Help Job Seekers Create a Professional Resume. http://xml.coverpages.org/SmartResumes.html
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Selected references from the events calendar at: http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html
WWW2004. The Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference. May 17-22, 2004. New York Sheraton, New York, NY, USA. http://xml.coverpages.org/ni2003-09-05-a.html http://www2004.org/ http://www2004.org/cfp/refereed.html http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html#www2004
ODRL International Workshop 2004. April 21 - 23, 2004. Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria. http://odrl.net/workshop2004/ http://xml.coverpages.org/ODRL-Workshop2004.html http://odrl.net/workshop2004/cfp.html http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html#odrl2004 http://xml.coverpages.org/drm.html
IASTED Special Session on Architectures and Languages for Digital Rights Management and Access Control. December [10-12], 2003. New York City, NY, USA. http://www.iasted.com/conferences/2003/NewYork/cnis-specsess1.htm http://www.iasted.com/conferences/2003/NewYork/cnis.htm http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html#cnisDRM
ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2003. November 20 - 22, 2003. INRIA Rhône-Alpes Research Unit, Grenoble, France. http://wam.inrialpes.fr/doceng2003/ http://wam.inrialpes.fr/doceng2003/cfp.html http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html#acmDocEng2003
RFID Privacy Workshop at MIT. November 15, 2003. Bartos Theater, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA. http://www.rfidprivacy.org/ http://www.rfidprivacy.org/agenda.php http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html#rfidPrivacy http://xml.coverpages.org/rfid.html
XML UK Topic Maps Seminar. "Real World Topic Maps: How to Manage Knowledge And Address The Challenge Of Infoglut." November 5, 2003. Duxford Officers' Mess, Duxford, Cambridge, UK. http://www.xmluk.org/public/duxford_2003.html http://www.xmluk.org/ http://xml.coverpages.org/topicMaps.html http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html#xmlukTM2003
DRM 2003. 2003 ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management. October 27, 2003. The Wyndham City Center Washington DC, USA. http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigsac/ccs/CCS2003/drm.html http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigsac/ccs/CCS2003/drm-prog.html http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html#acmDRM2003
2003 ACM Workshop on XML Security. October 31, 2003. George W. Johnson Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA. http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigsac/ccs/CCS2003/XMLSec2003.html http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigsac/ccs/CCS2003/XMLSec2003-Program.html http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html#acm2003XMLSec
ER 2003. 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. October 13 - 16, 2003. DoubleTree North Shore Hotel, [Skokie] Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://xml.coverpages.org/ni2003-08-26-a.html http://www.er.byu.edu/er2003/ http://www.er.byu.edu/er2003/program.php http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html#er2003
FTP Enterprise Architecture Summit 2003. October 12 - 14, 2003. Westin Mission Hills Resort, Palm Springs, California, USA. http://www.enterprise-architect.net/summit http://www.ftponline.com/conferences/eas/agendaprint.aspx http://www.ftponline.com/Conferences/eas/speakers.aspx http://xml.coverpages.org/conf.html#eas2003
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