07509422 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 19 patents.

The mechanisms described herein are directed at methods for locating web services available for client applications. The methods allow web services to re-locate without impacting the code of the client applications that access the web services. The client application sends a message that includes an identifier to a referral service. The referral service re-directs the message to a locater service based on the identifier. The locater service determines a set of locations associated with web services based on attributes associated with the client application. The attributes may include a client type, a client version, or a locale. The set of locations are transmitted to the client application for use in accessing the web services. Upon failing to access one of the web services identified within the set, the client application re-sends the message to obtain an updated set of locations.

Title
System and method for locating web services
Application Number
10/896179
Publication Number
7509422 (B2)
Application Date
July 21, 2004
Publication Date
March 24, 2009
Inventor
Michael J Polson
North Bend
WA, US
Andrew J Jaffray
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
G06F 15/16
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