[ An introduction to the ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement standard ]
By Leo Fernandez, Ash Parikh, Varun Gupta, Javaworld.com
This article is part of a series of short articles that introduce readers to the industry’s various Web services standards. These articles provide a quick introduction to these standards, their backgrounds, underlying architectures, benefits, status, and industry adoption. As some of the content may be a depiction of the authors’ viewpoints, readers are encouraged to refer to the links provided in Resources to gain a deeper understanding of a particular standard. This article focuses on Web services-enabled trading-partner collaboration standards that influence a service-oriented architecture (SOA).