W3C Devises Three-Part Solution for Better Web Services Performance
Web Services applications have the primary goal of sharing and using data between applications. This includes an increasingly diverse set of media formats and devices, including large schematics and other graphical files.
One of the biggest technical and performance issues for Web services occurs when a user or application is handling large binary files. Encoding binary data as XML produces huge files, which absorbs bandwidth and measurably slows down applications. sFor some devices, it slows down so much that the performance is considered unacceptable.
By enabling a more efficient way of serialize and transmit a SOAP message (XOP and MTOM), and by sending all the data needed to process the message, even when the data would not be readily available (RRSHB), Web Services have just become faster and more usable. These three newest published W3C Recommendations work with SOAP 1.2.
W3C Web Services Activity: http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/