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W3C publishes choreography spec

Standards body the World Wide Web Consortium releases a draft version of Web Services Choreography Description Language, a specification for modeling business processes.

Standards body the World Wide Web Consortium on Monday released a draft version of Web Services Choreography Description Language, a specification intended to create an standard format for modeling business processes that will work in conjunction with programming languages such as Java and the Business Process Execution Language, according to Steve Ross-Talbot, co-chairman of the Web Services Choreography Working Group (WS-Chor).

Now soliciting feedback, the W3C and hopes to have a ratified standard by the end of the year. WS-Chor chose to focus on business process modeling in order to complement the work of the BPEL technical committee at the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, another standards body that's backed by IBM, Microsoft and BEA Systems.