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About Web Services
A Web Service is programmable application logic that is accessible using standard Internet protocols. Web Services combine component-based development and the Internet and can be reused regardless of how the service is implemented. Web Services are accessed through information protocols (such as HTTP) and data formats (such as XML).
Web Services are based on communication protocols that include HTTP, XML, Simple Object Application Protocol (SOAP), and Web Services Description Language (WSDL). A Web Service can be developed on any computer platform and in any development environment as long as it can communicate with other Web Services using these common protocols.
For release 7.7, new features are added to Web Services:
- WS-Security Support
- WS-I Compliance
- Web Services Cache Refresh
NOTE: For more details on Web Services, see Integration Platform Technologies: Siebel eBusiness Application Integration Volume II.