General Web Services
The General Web Service Base Profile is derived from the Web Services Interoperability Basic Profile v1.1 and the Web Services Interoperability Simple SOAP Binding Profile v1.0. The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) recommendations for the General Web Service Base Profile are to adopt:
The General Web Service Base Profile can be extended by the adoption of one or more support General Web Service profiles. Other IMS General Web Service documents describe profiles for Addressing (transport-neutral web service addressing), Attachments (sending non-XML documents with the SOAP messages) and Security (secure data exchange).
In principle, the SOAP-based binding for the web services supports many communications messaging models (the Information Model for an IMS GLC specification is defined independently of the messaging nature, i.e., this is determined by the form of the Web Services Description Language binding). At the current time only one messaging model is supported:
Further messaging models will be added as and when required, i.e., asynchronous, polled, and publish and subscribe. There are three methods by which the functional capability of the base profile can be extended:
IMS General Web Services Specification - Version 1 Final Specification - XSLs and Examples
Auto-Generation v.6 Files
Updated June 2005 to Auto-Generation v.6