To effectively use Web services, providers and consumers need to be connected by a registry. Several registry solutions exist today, including UDDI and WSIL. Also, many organizations simply use Web pages to list available Web services and their descriptions. This research describes a microformat for representing Web service description documents. These microformatted documents can be converted back to the original format for use by machines. They can also contain additional information, making them more useful to people. A registry, allowing indexing and searching of microformatted service descriptions, is also described. The benefits of this solution include: using existing standards; allowing customization of presentation for people; allowing existing search tools to find descriptions; and providing for future, context-based searching to make locating Web services even easier.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Warne, Thomas R., "A Microformatted Registry Alternative" (2006). All Theses and Dissertations. 523.
soa, registry, web service, uddi, wsil, microformat