Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 13:45:23 -0700

I like the last line the best. 8-) I took a look
at it; I can work with it. Their proposal is intended to support
parsability and automation, not human readability. It
incorporates information about finding and executing commands
for a workflow activity/performer, registering a requester
for results, filtering information, transitioning, naming
participants, and giving priorities. It also makes recommendations
for transferring data using HTTP and XML.


Netscape, Sun and Hewlett-Packard Join to Support New
Internet-Based Standard for Workflow

More Than 20 Companies to Support Simple Workflow Access
Protocol (SWAP) for Interoperability Between Workflow Systems

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (April 13, 1998) -- Netscape Communications Corporation
(NASDAQ:NSCP), Sun, Hewlett-Packard and more than 20 vendors today announced
support for the Simple Workflow Access Protocol (SWAP), a proposed
Internet-based standard for interoperable workflow products from multiple
vendors. Support for SWAP provides workflow software with the ability
to start, monitor, exchange workflow data and control workflow
processes with other workflow systems.

Leading workflow vendors are among the more than 20 companies and
organizations jointly supporting the development of SWAP. These companies
and organizations include: Action Technologies, Adobe, Blue Oyster
Software, CoCreate, Cognos, Conextions, Eventus, FileNet, Fujitsu
Software Corp., InConcert, Inc., InSession, Lawson, NetObjects, Oblix,
Remedy, SilverStream, Sybase, TIBCO, Wallop Software
and University of California - Irvine.