Hello - I am no expert on web services, so I was wondering what advantage they bring over ‘plain XML’ protocol implementations.
I recently posted this comment to the Slashdot discussion site: “Where do xCBL and cXML fit in?”. It got ‘modded’ down (unfairly, I might add … ) to ‘offtopic’ and got no replies – but I was hoping you guys could comment on a few questions I have.
Basically, I don’t see any advantage web services have over the cXML and xCBL usage described in my post.
Am I on the wrong track ? Will we ever see, say, a cXML document transmitted or encapsulated by a web service? Or, given that business functionality mapping and verification needs to be carried out for each B2B XML implementation; will xCBL /cXML /ebXML completely pass away in favor of custom web services? Alternatively, does anyone see widespread and uniform adoption of a standard like xCBL /cXML /ebXML somehow automating the mappings/verfication step? Are web services of any help for this?