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Subject: Re: [ws-sx] Synchronizing references across the WS-RX/SX/TXspecifications

Tom Rutt

Jeff Mischkinsky wrote:
> To the Members of the WS-RX, WS-SX, and WS-TX Technical Committees,
> Recently many of the WS-* specifications in the OASIS WS-RX, WS-SX and 
> WS-TX Technical Committees have reached, or are close to reaching, the 
> significant milestone of becoming OASIS standards. As these 
> specifications are being completed at different times and in different 
> committees some of their normative references are not synchronized. 
> Some of these specifications reference the W3C submission of WS-Policy 
> 1.2. Some of these specifications reference both the WS-Policy 1.2 
> submission and WS-Policy 1.5 which is still in progress at the W3C. 
> Some of these specifications reference final OASIS specifications and 
> others reference the contributed drafts.
> We believe that it would be beneficial to the community to have the 
> same references in a synchronized set of the RX, SX, and TX 
> specifications. Having a consistent set of synchronized references 
> across all of these specifications could enhance eventual interop 
> profiling, provide a more consistent experience across implementations 
> and provide a basis for subsequent specifications. We propose that 
> after the current specifications in the OASIS WS-RX, WS-SX and WS-TX 
> TCs have reached OASIS Standard status and after W3C WS-Policy 1.5 is 
> a W3C Recommendation that the references in the RX, SX, and TX 
> specifications should be updated to create a new synchronized set of 
> standardized versions of the RX, SX and TX specifications. We would 
> like to see these updated references point to only the WS-Policy W3C 
> Recommendation. We recommend the TCs' charters should be clarified to 
> reflect this direction.
> Thank for your consideration,
> Gilbert Pilz,     BEA
> Tom Rutt,         Fujitsu
> Bob Freund,       Hitachi    (2)
> Chris Ferris,     IBM
> Paul Cotton,      Microsoft
> Frederick Hirsch, Nokia      (1,3)
> Jeff Mischkinsky  Oracle
> Sanjay Patil,     SAP        (3)
> (1) not a RX member
> (2) not a SX member
> (3) not a TX member
> -- 
> Jeff Mischkinsky                              jeff.mischkinsky@oracle.com
> Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Web Services Standards    
> +1(650)506-1975
> Consulting Member Technical Staff                       500 Oracle 
> Parkway, M/S 4OP9
> Oracle                                Redwood Shores, CA 94065

Tom Rutt	email: tom@coastin.com; trutt@us.fujitsu.com
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