The Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration standard (UDDI) is the technology for publishing and finding information about Web services that a business provides. Its goal is to enable companies to find one another electronically and thus facilitate e-commerce.

Conceptually, UDDI can be compared to a telephone book's white, yellow, and green pages:

  • The “white pages” contain information such as name, business identifiers, and contact information.

  • The “yellow pages” include information such as industry codes and product classifications. It also contains the descriptive information about the services that the business makes available.

  • The “green pages” provide the technical information about services that are exposed by the business. ...

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