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New Web Services Security Spec Under Way

An electronic business standards group has formed a committee to create a Web services standard that will improve the sharing of secure, trustworthy XML documents over several applications and domains. The new OASIS XRI Data Interchange (XDI) committee, which includes chip maker AMD, said the new identity management spec will make it possible for users to automatically exchange Web documents, such as purchase orders, and to assign controls over who has what level of access to shared data. The specification is based on a “Dataweb” concept provided by a Sammamish, Wash., software company called Cordance. The company says on its Web site that the Dataweb “is more than just XML and Web services, it is a new way to use XML to link data across domains just like the Web links content across domains.” Full Story

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