• Cesare Pautasso
  • Erik Wilde


Anybody following the discussions around “Web Services” in recent years is aware of the fuzzy definition of the term, and a little bit of history can quite easily explain some of the confusions around current terminology (or use of terminology). The general idea of using Web technologies to not only deliver Web pages (HTML documents) between HTTP clients and servers appeared probably more than 10 years ago, when it became clear that the Web and its technical foundations of URIs, HTTP, and HTML were becoming a very widely deployed information delivery and service platform.


Service Composition Service Description Simple Object Access Protocol Business Process Execution Language Remote Procedure Call 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of InformaticsUniversity of LuganoLuganoSwitzerland
  2. 2.School of InformationUC BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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