Publication Services enables computers to advertise (that is, publish) their presence and their resources as Web services over IP-based networks. By doing so, other computers can find (that is, discover) the Web services that have been published on the same network.
This document specifies the data, along with its structure, that computers use to describe themselves and the resources that are being offered.
Sections 1.7 and 2 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.