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Subject: RE: [ws-rx] [WS-RX] Issue i014

At least 7 companies are already shipping products implementing the
submitted WS-ReliableMessaging specs, so the current name for this spec
is already well established in customers minds and the market place at

According to MSN Search, there are already 10x more occurrences of the
term WS-RM than for WS-RX. Google produces similar results (modulo
confusion with various similarly named radio stations around the world).
These figures illustrate how established the current name already is in
the industry, and how much of an uphill push it would be to switch to a
new name.

Regarding "possible confusion with [the name of] other documents in the
same space", the name "Reliable Messaging" is already just as different
from "Reliability" as "Reliable Exchange" is. This is like saying
"oranges are better than apples when compared to bananas"! Why make a
gratuitous change to something that clearly isn't broken?

As a comparison, are there any of the specs being produced by the WS-CAF
TC that will be named "WS-CAF". Will Oracle be making a similar proposal
there too?

-----Original Message-----
From: Ashok Malhotra [mailto:ashok.malhotra@oracle.com] 
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 8:51 AM
To: ws-rx@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [ws-rx] [WS-RX] Issue i014

The Oracle folks would like to express our preference on issue i014.

We would like the documents to be named WS-RX (Web Services Reliable
This aligns the names of the documents with the name of the WG.  It also
removes possible confusion with other documents in the same space.

All the best, Ashok

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