SAN FRANCISCO (10/24/2003) - The OASIS standards body is in the early stages of building a specification that will handle asynchrony for Web services. The ASAP (Asynchronous Service Access Protocol) specification is designed for "long-running" Web services in which a call is made but the call back does not happen in real time. ASAP works with Web Services Reliable Messaging, said Keith Swenson, the spec's author and chief architect of Fujitsu Software Ltd.'s Interstage, an integration middleware suite.
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