Just came across a pdf document that summarizes the web services’ specifications/standards neatly as a poster. It was an interesting read. Often we go through vague theory, which we hardly remember over time. But this one, I’m sure, you’ll remember for a long time.
This PDF document can be downloaded from here – innoQ_WS-Standards_Poster_2007-02.pdf.
Wikipedia on Web Service Specifications,
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 variety of specifications are the basic web services framework established by first-generation standards represented by WSDL, SOAP, and UDDI. 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. The reference term “WS-*” is more of a general nod to the fact that many specifications are named with “WS-” as their prefix. This page includes many of the specifications that might be considered a part of “WS-*”.