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Subject: SOAP-over-UDP Version 1.1 Submitted for OASIS Standard Approval Ballot

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Web Services Discovery and Web Services Devices Profile (WS-DD) Technical Committee has submitted the following specification, which is an approved Committee Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard:

 SOAP-over-UDP Version 1.1

The text of the TC submission is appended.

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

On 16 June, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of June, 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 member-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org.

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 appreciated.


Mary P McRae
Director, Technical Committee Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
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phone: 1.603.232.9090

WS-DD OASIS Submission of SOAP-over-UDP Version 1.1
(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;
(b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee Specification;
(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;
The OASIS WS-DD TC certifies that all schema and XML instances included in the SOAP-over-UDP specification, whether by inclusion or reference, including fragments of such, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid.
(d) A clear English-language summary of the specification;
This specification defines a binding for SOAP envelopes to use datagrams.
(e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations;
Many application protocol patterns match the semantics of the User Datagram Protocol (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc768); some do not require the delivery guarantees of TCP, while others make use of multicast transmission. In order to allow Web services to support these patterns, a way is needed to map SOAP envelopes to user datagrams. This support is essential for services using WS-Discovery, where the use of multicast and need for low connection overhead makes UDP a natural choice; it is anticipated that other protocols will have similar requirements. SOAP-over-UDP is based on Web services protocols and architecture, including, but not limited to IP, UDP, SOAP, XML, WS-Addressing, and WS-Security. UPnP defines a mechanism for transport of HTTP-like messages over UDP as part of its Simple Service Discovery Protocol (http://www.upnp.org/specs/arch/UPnP-arch-DeviceArchitecture-v1.0.pdf, Section 1) and a similar mechanism is used in IGRS (http://www.igrs.org), but no known existing specification defines transport of SOAP messages over UDP, and there is no known similar work in progress in OASIS or any other organization.
(f) Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they are successfully using the specification;
University of Rostock:
Schneider Electric:
(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;
Public Review began 2 February 2009 and ended 3 April 2009.
See http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200902/msg00002.html
Public Review Comments:
Public Review Issues and Resolutions:
(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;
Opened Wednesday, 6 May 2009 @ 15:00 ET 
Closed Wednesday, 13 May 2009 @ 23:45 ET
Result: 15 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain, 0 Not Voting
Link to Ballot: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=1685
(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;
There were no earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same specification.
(j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC;
Public comment list archive: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ws-dd-comment
Committee email list archive: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ws-dd
(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.
The Co-Chairs certify that no minority reports exist.

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