Tuesday, April 26, 2005
The SAP Web Application Server is the underlying infrastructure for applications that offer Web services to users and other applications either directly or through the portal and exchange infrastructure. Web services provided through the SAP Web Application Server adhere to a common set of open technical Internet standards that enable cooperation and interoperability across different technical platforms. A professional programming model with a development and runtime environment for building top notch user-centric Web services ensure intuitive point-and-click and state-of-the-art Web-based user interfaces. User-centric Web services clearly separate layout (HTML) from data (XML), and thus provide automatic support of multiple languages, personalization, and interface customization help to speed up user-interface development. Application-centric Web services fully leverages open standards like HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and Universal Discovery, Description, and Integration (UDDI) providing customers with the opportunity to drive innovative, easy to change business processes without the constraints of a proprietary infrastructure.