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:
||Acrobat (r) PDF file
||XML schema sources in zip-format
This Ecma publication is also approved as ISO/IEC 22534.