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XForms: XML Powered Web Forms by T.V. Raman

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Chapter 9. Connecting the User to Web Services

A Human-centric View of Web Services

The widespread adoption of XML as the common means of exchanging structured information on the Internet has made XML an ideal choice for connecting disparate information technologies. This in turn lays the groundwork for finally achieving the vision of distributed computing where information processing is seamless in a world of heterogeneous computing systems. Where previous distributed systems relied on specialized protocols and programming conventions, using XML as the common interchange format enables the creation of loosely coupled distributed systems that can be combined to deliver end-to-end customer solutions.

This is the underlying vision that drives Web ...

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