WS Choreography Description Language (CDL)

The WS Choreography Definition Language (WS-CDL) is an XML-based language that describes peer-to-peer collaborations of Web Services participants by defining their common and complementary observable behavior; where ordered message exchanges result in accomplishing a common business goal. The Web Services Choreography specification is targeted for composing interoperable peer-to-peer collaborations between any type of Web Service participant regardless of the supporting platform or programming model used by the implementation of the hosting environment.

Technical submissions: Web Services Conversation Language (WSCL) and Web Services Choreography Interface (WSCI)

Also see: WS Choreography Model.

Organization: W3C

More information: Web Services Choreography Working Group page on the W3C website

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