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2004
Springer

Interoperability Among Independently Evolving Web Services

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Interoperability Among Independently Evolving Web Services
The increasing popularity of XML Web services motivates us to examine if it is feasible to substitute one vendor service for another when using a Web-based application, assuming that these services are “derived from” a common base. If such substitution were possible, end users could use the same application with a variety of back-end vendor services, and the vendors themselves could compete on price, quality, availability, etc. Interoperability with substituted services is non-trivial, however, and four types of incompatibilities may arise during such interoperation – structural, value, encoding and semantic. We address these incompatibilities three-fold: (1) static and dynamic analysis tools to infer whether an application is compatible with a substituted service, (2) semiautomatically generated middleware components called cross-stubs that actually resolve incompatibilities and enable interoperation with substituted services, and (3) a lightweight mechanism called multi-option ...
Shankar Ponnekanti, Armando Fox
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where MIDDLEWARE
Authors Shankar Ponnekanti, Armando Fox
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