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

My conjecture is that the specification produced by the WS-RX WG
will have significant differences from the earlier WS-RM specifiaction.
A new name will prevent confusion.

All the best, Ashok

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jorgen Thelin [mailto:jthelin@microsoft.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 11:26 AM
> To: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com; ws-rx@lists.oasis-open.org
> 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 large.
> 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 Exchange).
> 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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