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Subject: Draft Submission letter for TC review

here is the draft submission letter for TC review.

Please provide any comments before Thursday Morning.

Tom Rutt
Draft Submission Letter for WS-Reliability 1.1

1. A formal specification that is a valid member of its type, together
with appropriate documentation for the specification, both of which
must be written using approved OASIS templates.

Zip file at: 
containing the following five files:
WS-Reliability-CD1086.pdf WS-Reliability version 1.1, CD 1.086
ws-reliability-1.1.xsd Ws-Reliability schema
reference-1.1.xsd Reference type schema
fnp-1.1.xsd Features and Properties schema
wsrmfp-1.1.xsd wsrm features and properties schema

2. A clear English-language summary of the specification.

WS-Reliability version 1.1 specifies a SOAP Module (as defined by [SOAP
1.2]), which fulfills reliable messaging requirements that are critical
in some applications of Web Services. The WS-Reliabilty Specification,
version 1.1, specifies a transport-agnostic protocol based on SOAP for
providing quality of service in the reliable delivery of messages.

This specification defines the following reliability features:
- Guaranteed message delivery, or At-Least-Once delivery semantics.
- Guaranteed message duplicate elimination, or At-Most-Once delivery 
- Guaranteed message delivery and duplicate elimination, or Exactly-Once 
delivery semantics.
- Guaranteed message ordering for delivery, within a group of messages.

3. A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to
similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing

This specification has been designed to be used in combination with
other complementary protocols, and has built upon previous experiences
from the ebXML Message Service [ebMS].) Both WS-Reliability and ebMS
have same messaging reliability contracts as objectives: guaranteed 
delivery, no duplicate delivery, ordered delivery, and combinations of

However, WS-Reliability has improved on scalability and performance by
generalizing the use of sequence numbers, and can accommodate different
security and access conditions on each party, as this is more
frequently the case with a Web service and its clients, compared to
more symmetrical access conditions in messaging. The reliability
contract is more "application-oriented" in WS-R, where acknowledgment
is on final delivery, in contrast to "on receipt" by the message
handler in ebMS.

4. Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they
are successfully using the specification consistently with the OASIS IPR

The chair has received statements from the following TC member
organizations. We include pointers to the e-mail archive record of the 
statements made.

<note the following letters do not explicity mention WS-Reliability CD 
1.086, and should be updated by the member companies to add the explicit 
reference to the CD>





5. An account of each of the comments/issues raised during the public
review period, along with its resolution.


6. An account of and results of the voting to approve the
specification as a Committee Draft.

TC roll call vote at teleconf on August 24, 2004

Name Company Vote for CD 1.086
--------------- ------------------- ------------------
Joseph Chiusano Booz Allen Hamilton y
Jeff Turpin Cyclone Commerce y
Jacques Durand Fujitsu y
Kazunori Iwasa Fujitsu Not present
Tom Rutt Fujitsu y
Jishnu Mukerji Hewlett-Packard Not present
Robert Freund Hitachi y
Eisaku Nishiyama Hitachi y
Nobuyuki Yamamoto Hitachi Not present
Junichi Tatemura NEC Corporation y
Alan Weissberger NEC Corporation y
Abbie Barbir Nortel Networks y
Mark Peel Novell y
Sunil Kunisetty Oracle y
Jeff Mischkinsky Oracle Not present
Pete Wenzel SeeBeyond y
Doug Bunting Sun Microsystems y
Tony Graham Sun Microsystems y
Chi-Yuen Ng Univ of Hong Kong y

15 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain, 4 not present

78% of eligible voting members voted yes
0% of eligible voting members voted no
0% of eligible voting members abstained

7. 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.

This specification has not been previously submitted to OASIS.

8. A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC

WSRM TC public comment list:

WSRM TC list:

9. A statement from the chair of the TC certifying that all members of
the TC have been provided with a copy of the OASIS IPR Policy.

The TC chair certifies that all members have been reminded to read the
IPR statement on numerous occasions and also in an e-mail
“Call for IPR disclosure regarding ws-Reliability spec” at:

10. Optionally, a pointer to any minority reports submitted by one or
more TC members who did not vote in favor of approving the Committee
Draft, or certification by the chair that no minority reports exist.

No minority reports have been submitted to the chair as of this

Submitted by the TC chair, Tom Rutt, trutt@us.fujitsu.com

Tom Rutt	email: tom@coastin.com; trutt@us.fujitsu.com
Tel: +1 732 801 5744          Fax: +1 732 774 5133

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