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This letter last updated 08 November 2002
Web Page - A page on a web site, such as an HTML
Web Server - Refers to both hardware and software. Web server hardware is the computer that the web site runs on. Web server software delivers web pages to browsers on computers connected to the Internet.
Web Service - Sometimes called "application service." An application that runs on the internet. The web service may be a local service that exists on the same computer that runs it, but more and more, the term "web service" is being used to describe an application that exists on one computer in the network, and can be invoked and executed by another application on another computer in the network. Some insist that the term "web service" should be used only for those applications that serve as a "re-usable building blocks" used in other, larger applications, or services that can be described as "short lived."
Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) - A language used as a standard for describing web services. A WSDL document defines services as collections of network endpoints, or ports.
Web Services Flow Language (WSFL) - An XML language for description of web services compositions, e.g. set of WSDL services.
Wide Area Network - Communications network that connects geographically separated areas.
Workflow - A diagram or outline showing the set of activities (tasks) that comprise a business process, including sequence, controls, and participants (parties/roles).
Working Party 4 (WP.4) - UN/ECE/WP.4 is a Working Party on Facilitation of International Trade Procedures, a subsidiary body of UN/ECE. WP.4 includes national delegations appointed by governments and international organizations having consultation status with the UN, or invited by the UN Secretariat.