The Web Services Working Group of the Interactive Financial Exchange (IFX) Forum is expected to deliver four reference implementations of Web services recommendations at the group's quarterly meeting next week, which will be hosted by Microsoft. These will include working Web Services Description Language, schema and downloadable examples -- three Java and one .NET.

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The working group "did a deep analysis of WS-everything -- which are real, which are workable across platforms, what are the gaps." Urban said the group included participants from both Sun and Microsoft. "Those two organizations invested a lot of time and energy in the Web Services Working Group. Sun and Microsoft seemed to have played nice together. We got good strong experts from both companies, and they helped us work through the details of JAXB [Java Architecture for XML Binding]."

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