Just got this from Microsoft. It's only really of historical interest now. A SOAP addressable index of SOAP endpoints seemed like such a good idea at the time. Shame the press built it up into something
it was never going to be. And that the big players managed to complicate it all so much that, like SOAP, it became unusable. At the time I actually thought an Open Source implementation in PHP would be a good idea and there were a few attempts but AFAIK they never really got finished.

It feels like the idea has now been replaced with the directories of web APIs being built by WSFinder and Programmable Web

uddi@microsoft.com Wed, 14 Dec 2005 16:19:15
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