In the first step towards the utopian vision of interoperability, the Web services Interoperability organization (WS-I) group announced the release of the WS-I Basic Profile 1.0.
The Basic Profile 1.0 consists of implementation guidelines on how core Web services specifications should be used together to develop interoperable Web services. The specs covered by this release are SOAP 1.1, WSDL 1.1, UDDI 2.0, XML 1.0 and XML Schema. This is pretty huge for Web Services and the idea of interoperability. According to the press release, WS-I has resolved more than 200 interoperability issues associated with using the core Web services specifications together. Can’t wait to see what more comes out including security.