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Subject: Public Review for AMQP WebSocket Binding V1.0 - ends June 6th

OASIS members and other interested parties, 

The OASIS Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) Bindings and Mappings (AMQP-BINDMAP) TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) WebSocket Binding (WSB) Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 02 / Public Review Draft 02
19 April 2016

Specification Overview:

This specification describes how the WebSocket protocol can be used as a transport for AMQP 1.0 protocol traffic. It is applicable for two main scenarios: 

- Firewall traversal. Since WebSocket connection establishment is implemented as standard HTTP traffic using the default ports (80 and 443), it is often able to pass through network security devices without requiring special configuration or opening of additional ports. When WebSocket is used as a transport for AMQP 1.0 protocol traffic, this enables communication between arbitrary AMQP peers such as an application using an AMQP client library and an AMQP message broker, separated by a firewall. 

- Browser-based messaging. HTML5 compatible Web browsers have built-in support for the WebSocket protocol, thereby enabling a broad range of browser-based AMQP messaging scenarios. 

About the TC: 

The purpose of the AMQP Bindings and Mappings (AMQP-BINDMAP) TC is to define bindings of AMQP 1.0 core protocol to underlying transports other than TCP, to define mappings of the AMQP 1.0 core protocol to existing well-known programming APIs, and to define representations of the AMQP 1.0 message format in existing well-known languages.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 23 May 2016 at 00:00 UTC and ends 06 June 2016 at 11:59 UTC. The specification was previously submitted for public review [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in the included red-lined DIFF file [3]. 

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

Reviewers may provide comments directly from the comment-tag version of document. The file


contains the HTML version of the draft with a “[comment?]” link next to each section heading. Clicking on this link will launch your email application and begin a message to amqp-bindmap-comment@lists.oasis-open.org with the specific section number and title in the subject line. Simply enter your comment and click send.

Note that you must be subscribed to the comment mailing list before sending feedback. Instructions on how to subscribe can be found at https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=amqp-bindmap.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

PDF (Authoritative):


HTML with in-line comment tags: 

Editable source: 

ZIP distribution files (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Additional information about this specification and the AMQP-BINDMAP TC may be found on the TC's public home page located at:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:


Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:


All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of 'Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) WebSocket Binding (WSB) Version 1.0', we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification. 

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) Bindings and Mappings (AMQP-BINDMAP) TC

[2]  Previous public reviews:

30-day public review, 20 June 2014:
- Comment resolution log:

[3] Red-lined DIFF file

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/amqp-bindmap/ipr.php
    RF on RAND Mode


Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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