List of web service specifications

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There are a variety of specifications associated with web services. These specifications are in varying degrees of maturity and are maintained or supported by various standards bodies and entities. These specifications are the basic web services framework established by first-generation standards represented by WSDL, SOAP, and UDDI.[1] Specifications may complement, overlap, and compete with each other. Web service specifications are occasionally referred to collectively as "WS-*", though there is not a single managed set of specifications that this consistently refers to, nor a recognized owning body across them all.

Web service standards listings[edit]

These sites contain documents and links about the different Web services standards identified on this page.

  • IBM Developerworks: Standard and Web Service[2]
  • innoQ's WS-Standard Overview ("Diagram" (PDF).)
  • MSDN .NET Developer Centre: Web Service Specification Index Page
  • OASIS Standards and Other Approved Work
  • Open Grid Forum Final Document Archived 2013-10-22 at the Wayback Machine
  • XML CoverPage
  • W3C's Web Services Activity

XML specification[edit]

Messaging specification[edit]

Metadata exchange specification[edit]

Security specification[edit]


Reliable messaging specifications[edit]

Resource specifications[edit]

Web services interoperability (WS-I) specification[edit]

These specifications provide additional information to improve interoperability between vendor implementations.

Business process specifications[edit]

Transaction specifications[edit]

Management specifications[edit]

Presentation-oriented specification[edit]

Draft specifications[edit]

  • WS-Provisioning – Describes the APIs and schemas necessary to facilitate interoperability between provisioning systems in a consistent manner using Web services



  • ISO/IEC 19784-2:2007 Information technology -- Biometric application programming interface -- Part 2: Biometric archive function provider interface
  • ISO 19133:2005 Geographic information -- Location-based services -- Tracking and navigation
  • ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005 Information technology -- Service management -- Part 1: Specification
  • ISO/IEC 20000-2:2005 Information technology -- Service management -- Part 2: Code of practice
  • ISO/IEC 24824-2:2006 Information technology -- Generic applications of ASN.1: Fast Web Services
  • ISO/IEC 25437:2006 Information technology -- Telecommunications and information exchange between systems -- WS-Session -- Web Services for Application Session Services

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Web Service Extensions". Archived from the original on 15 September 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  2. ^ IBM Developerworks: Standard and Web Service
  3. ^ "SOAP-over-UDP v1.1". Retrieved 4 December 2017.