Vignette Votes to Ratify Web Services for Remote Portlets Standard; Vignette Reaffirms Support of Leading Industry Standards.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 5, 2003
Vignette Corp. (Nasdaq:VIGN VIGN Vignette Corporation (stock abbreviation, AMEX) ) this week affirmed its long-standing support of industry standards by casting a favorable vote to ratify the Web Services for Remote Portlets Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) is an OASIS-approved network protocol standard designed for communications with remote portlets. The WSRP specification defines a web-service interface for interacting with presentation-oriented web services. standard (WSRP WSRP Web Services for Remote Portlets
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WSRP Web Services for Remote Portals (less common)
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WSRP Women's Studies in Religion Program ) 1.0 specification created under the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). Vignette, a founding member of OASIS' WSRP technical committee, is a leading proponent of open standards. Vignette is one of the first content management and portal vendors to drive innovation and usage of Web services within enterprise Web applications, helping customers reduce the complexity and cost of sharing information and content across and between organizations.
Vignette has pioneered efforts in standards-based portlet development and deployment, successfully shipping portal software to support these kinds of development efforts as early as 2000. As a founding member of numerous technical committees, Vignette remains a driving force in the development of a variety of portal-computing standards.
"Our market leadership position is a direct result of our ability to give customers a sustainable competitive edge," said Dave Shirk, senior vice president of product strategy and marketing at Vignette. "By working actively to define and promote open standards, we give customers maximum flexibility and the opportunity to reduce complexity while speeding deployment and time to benefit."
"The ratification of the WSRP standard is an affirmation of the efforts Vignette has made over the past two years to bring the concept of remotely hosted portlets to fruition," said Ed Anuff, vice president of strategy at Vignette, one of the creators of WSUI WSUI Web Services User Interface , a precursor to WSRP. "Standards-based portlet interoperability has finally matured."
"The Web Services for Remote Portals (WSRP) group is comprised of a powerful group of providers. WSRP is, among other things, an avenue to interoperate between .NET-based portal elements -- namely Web Parts, Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server -- and Java elements. WSRP effectively wraps standardized portlets as visual Web services, which can be deployed or invoked independently of location," said Jim Murphy, senior research analyst with AMR (1) (Adaptive Multi-Rate) A variable rate speech codec selected by the 3GPP for the 3G evolution of the GSM cellphone system (WCDMA). Using the Algebraic CELP (ACELP) compression technology, AMR provides toll quality sound at transmission rates from 4.75 to 12. Research Inc.
"The WSRP standard is designed to enable a `plug-and-play' structure for diverse user-facing Web applications, including portals," Shirk said. "Vignette is moving aggressively in product development to give our customers early access to the benefit of the standard."
Vignette support for WSRP will be realized through a set of features built into Vignette(R) Application Portal and Vignette(R) Application Builder that are designed to publish, consume and manage remote Web services as portlets within the Vignette portal administration framework. Vignette Application Portal support for WSRP will allow organizations to easily subscribe to compliant Web services, provision those services for any number of portals and deliver visual, user-facing portlets to end users. Vignette Application Builder support for WSRP will allow organizations to produce customized portal applications that take advantage of existing enterprise application data and can be consumed by any compliant portal server.
Now that the WSRP standard has been formally ratified, Vignette expects to deliver beta-level support for WSRP consumption in its Vignette Application Portal during the second half of 2003. In the first half of 2004, Vignette expects to continue with support for WSRP consumption and publishing in Vignette Application Portal and Vignette Application Builder.
In addition to its work with OASIS to drive the definition of WSRP, Vignette is providing its technical expertise to the Java Specification Requirements (JSR JSR Java Specification Request
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The Vignette(R) V7 family of products includes comprehensive support for industry standards today, including these:
-- Use of XML throughout the entire content management, portal
and integration product lines, as well as in the extensible
Vignette V7 architecture
-- Use of Web Services for information and application
integration, including support for Web Services Description
Language (WSDL (Web Services Description Language) An XML-based language for defining Web services. Developed by Microsoft and IBM, WSDL describes the protocols and formats used by the service. ) and Universal Description, Discovery and
Integration (UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) An industry initiative for a universal business registry (catalog) of Web services turned over to the stewardship of OASIS in 2002 as the version 3 specification of UDDI was released. ). Web Services also are leveraged as a
service for the development and delivery of composite
-- Native support of J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) A platform from Sun for building distributed enterprise applications. J2EE services are performed in the middle tier between the user's machine and the enterprise's databases and legacy information systems. throughout the Vignette V7 portfolio of
content management, portal and integration products, including
Java Message Service (programming, messaging) Java Message Service - (JMS) An API for accessing enterprise messaging systems from Java programs. Java Message Service, part of the J2EE suite, provides standard APIs that Java developers can use to access the common features of enterprise message systems. (JMS) for messaging and guaranteed
delivery -- a capability unique in the industry today
-- Continuation of Vignette's long-standing commitment to support
established industry standards including .NET, Simple Object
Access Protocol (SOAP), Java, Extensible Markup Language See XML.
(language, text) Extensible Markup Language - (XML) An initiative from the W3C defining an "extremely simple" dialect of SGML suitable for use on the World-Wide Web.
(XML), Java Database Connectivity (database, programming) Java Database Connectivity - (JDBC) Part of the Java Development Kit which defines an application programming interface for Java for standard SQL access to databases from Java programs.
http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1/docs/guide/jdbc/index.html. (JDBC (Java DataBase Connectivity) A programming interface that lets Java applications access a database via the SQL language. Since Java interpreters (Java Virtual Machines) are available for all major client platforms, this allows a platform-independent database ), Wireless Markup
Language (WML), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (protocol) Lightweight Directory Access Protocol - (LDAP) A protocol for accessing on-line directory services.
LDAP was defined by the IETF in order to encourage adoption of X.500 directories. (LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) A protocol used to access a directory listing. LDAP support is implemented in Web browsers and e-mail programs, which can query an LDAP-compliant directory. )
and Java Naming and Directory Interface The Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) is an API for directory service that allows clients to discover and lookup data and objects via a name. Like all Java APIs that interface with host systems, JNDI is independent of the underlying implementation. (JNDI (Java Naming and Directory Interface) A programming interface (API) from Sun for connecting Java programs to naming and directory services such as DNS, LDAP and NDS. ).
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