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Standard ECMA-354
Application Session Services

(June 2004)

The services defined in this Standard are used to establish and maintain a relationship between an application and a server for the purpose of exchanging application messages. For the purpose of this Standard this relationship is called an application session.

Some application protocols, like ECMA-323 for example, require that a relationship such as this be established before application messages are exchanged. ECMA-269 specifies several mechanisms for establishing an application context. One possible mechanism is ACSE (ISO/IEC 8649) – but since ASCE uses ASN.1 encoding for its services, it is not desirable for use with XML based protocols such as ECMA-323.

This Standard provides an XML-based option for establishing an application session for protocols such as ECMA-323.

The following files can be freely downloaded:

File name Size (Bytes) Content
ECMA-354.pdf 622 949 Acrobat (r) PDF file 7 041 XML schema sources in zip-format

This Ecma publication is also approved as ISO/IEC 22534.


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