Subject: Issue - 53 - Should include Business Transaction Management (BTM) programming constructs compatible with WS-T, BTP and WS-TXM
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In our view BTP Cohesions, WS-T Business Activity, and WS-TXM Long-Running Actions are the most relevant aspects of these specifications for WS-BPEL. These aspects overlap to a very high degree, each effectively utilizing a two-phase (promise/decide) outcome protocol. (We should emphasize that there has been little time to analyze or assimilate WS-TXM, so this is a provisional conclusion with respect to that specification).
WS-BPEL should be equipped with the ability to create and terminate business transactions, and to define process participation in such transactions, in a way which is compatible with the intersection of these three capabilities. This will minimize dependence on future standardization efforts in the BTM area.
Submitter's proposal: Syntax should be added to WS-BPEL to permit
The WS-Coordination specification (proprietary consortium, August 2002) is able to support context passing for multiple coordination protocols, and its use will support the goal of compatibility with WS-T, BTP and WS-TXM.
Changes: 26 Aug 2003 - new issue
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