[XML-SIG] Re: [meta-sig] Proposing a web services SIG

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Wed, 02 May 2001 14:41:48 -0500


> I'd like to propose a new SIG, Web Services.  Web services uses XML and
> related standards (schema, wsdl, soap, uddi) to provide a distributed
> computing infrastructure.
> 
> There is a great deal of Python activity starting up here -- several
> SOAP implementation, interop work, WSDL parsing, etc.  Much of the
> information exchange has been late-night point-to-point email, and it's
> time to provide a visible focal point for this activity.
> 
> Our feeling (a few of us have chatted about this) is that the web
> services community generally takes Sax, DOM, etc., "for granted" and
> that it makes more sense to create a new SIG rather than be part of
> XML-SIG.  XML Schema is a likely area of overlap, and we'll work
> together to handle that.
> 
> In terms of code, web pages, etc., we'd follow the (high) standards of
> the XML Sig.
> 
> Comments, next steps?

Read http://www.python.org/sigs/guidelines.html (all of it!).

Basically, you need to appoint a volunteer, write a mission statement,
and circulate the draft mission statement on the meta-sig.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)