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Subject: Web Services MakeConnection 1.1 Submitted for OASIS Standard

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Web Services Reliable Exchange (WS-RX) Technical Committee has
submitted the following specification, which is an approved Committee
Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard:

Web Services MakeConnection 1.1

The text of the TC submission is appended.

You now have until 15 January to familiarize yourself with the submission
and provide input to your organization's voting representative.

On 16 January, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives
of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of January,
inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification
should be approved as an OASIS Standard or not.

Members who wish to discuss this ballot may do so through

In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, this Committee
Specification has already completed the necessary 60-day public review
period as noted in the submission below.

The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Specifications as OASIS
Standards is found at

Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at:

Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly


Mary P McRae
Director, Technical Committee Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org  
web: www.oasis-open.org
phone: 1.603.232.9090

(a) Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TC's document
repository, and any appropriate supplemental documentation for the
specification, both of which must be written using the OASIS templates.
The specification may not have been changed between its approval as a
Committee Specification and its submission to OASIS for consideration as an
OASIS Standard, except for the changes on the title page and running footer
noting the approval status and date.

Web Services MakeConnection 1.1
Editable Source (Word):
Schema -
Namespace -

(b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee
See above.

(c) Certification by the TC that all schema and XML instances included in
the specification, whether by inclusion or reference, including fragments of
such, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid;

All schema and XML instances included in the specification are well formed
and all expressions are valid.

(d) A clear English-language summary of the specification;

The WS-MakeConnection 1.1 document defines a protocol that can be used to
allow two-way communications when only a transport specific back-channel
(such as the HTTP response mechanism) is available. For example, this allows
a client to establish a two-way reliable message exchange even in the
presence of firewalls and network address translation, that otherwise would
prevent the server from initiating connections to the client.

(e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar
work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations;

Not applicable

(f) Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they are
successfully using the specification;

Certification via email:



(g) The beginning and ending dates of the public review(s), a pointer to the
announcement of the public review(s), and a pointer to an account of each of
the comments/issues raised during the public review period(s), along with
its resolution;

First Public Review: 4 March 2008 to 3rd May 2008

Announcement of the first Public Review:

Public Review Issue and Resolution Log:

(h) An account of and results of the voting to approve the specification as
a Committee Specification, including the date of the ballot and a pointer to
the ballot;


(i) An account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any earlier
attempts to standardize substantially the same specification, together with
the originating TC's response to each comment;
This is the first submission to the OASIS membership

(j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating

(k) A pointer to any minority reports submitted by one or more Members who
did not vote in favor of approving the Committee Specification, which report
may include statements regarding why the member voted against the
specification or that the member believes that Substantive Changes were made
which have not gone through public review; or certification by the Chair
that no minority reports exist.

There are no minority reports.

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