In a typical business scenario, web services may be required to share information, such as security context, transaction context, and so on while participating in a composite business process. The WS-Coordination specification defines a framework for this purpose. This is an extensible framework and allows existing applications to hide their proprietary protocols while coordinating with other applications in a heterogeneous environment. It is used in conjunction with other specifications and does not provide a complete solution on its own. WS-Coordination is used whenever coordination between applications developed using different vendor specifications is desired. Such applications obviously run under different trust domains and ...

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