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

Rich Salz rsalz@zolera.com
Wed, 02 May 2001 15:23:15 -0400

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

I did.  The instructions at the end were fairly casual, and I thought my
note was good enough, sorry.  Let me try again...

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

I'm volunteering to coordinate webservices-sig.

Short blurb: make it easy for python programmers to provide and use web

Longer blurb: Web services uses SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, other standards to
provide a distributed component infrastructure. The webservices-sig is
focused on providing implementations of these standards so that Python
programmers can easily write and use web services (i.e., both clients
and servers -- the latter includes HTTPServer, but also other servers
such as Apache, Zope, etc.)

The initial goal of the SIG will be to develop freely-usable
implementations of SOAP, WSDL, and probably UDDI. Some coordination with
XML Sig will be necessary, for example, because WSDL uses XML Schema. We
will develop a framework for supporting multiple implementations.