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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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BPEL 1.1 and OASIS WSBPEL

The original BPEL specification that we have considered so far in this chapter has been superceded as part of the original vendor's efforts to standardize the technology. As such, as their submission to OASIS under the WSBPEL (Web Services Business Process Execution Language) Technical Committee, IBM, Microsoft, BEA and partners have updated the specification to version 1.1 with a number of changes.

The most obvious changes in BPEL 1.1 is that the term “container” has been replaced with the more traditional term “variable,” though its type is still considered in terms of messages. These variables are now supported at arbitrary scope, unlike BPEL 1.0 which only supported containers at the global process scope.

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