Chapter 5. Finding Web Services: UDDI Registry

After a Web service is set up, people must have a way to find and use the service. That's the purpose of the universal description, discovery, and integration (UDDI) registry, established by an industry consortium to create and to implement a directory of Web services. The UDDI registry accepts information describing a business, including the Web services it offers, and allows interested parties to perform online searches and downloads of the information.

To contact a business to order something, you need a way to find information about that business: street address, telephone number, Web site, or Web service address. You can obtain the information directly from a business representative, perhaps in ...

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