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This is a transition request for WS-Addressing 1.0 Metadata to Candidate Recommendation.

From: Bob Freund <bob@freunds.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 15:32:42 -0400
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This is a transition request for WS-Addressing 1.0 Metadata to Candidate


The documents are not yet in place at the indicated locations. The
editors versions of the documents are at:

WS-Addressing 1.0 Metadata:




1. Document title, URIs, estimated publication date


Title: WS-Addressing 1.0 Metadata




http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-ws-addr-metadata-20070612/  (not in place


Publication date: We propose 12 June 2007.


2. Document Abstracts and Status sections


Provided at the end of this email.


3. Record of the decision to request the transition


The decision to request the transition was taken at the 4 June 2007
WS-Addressing WG teleconference. There were no objections and all those
present on the call were in favor:



4. Report of important changes to the document


The change logs for the document are contained within the document


5. Evidence that the document satisfies group's requirements


The WS-Addressing WG does not have a separate Requirements document.


The WG believes it has met the requirements set forth for it in the
Scope section of the WG's charter:



6. Evidence that dependencies with other groups were met (or not)


Normative and Informative references are clearly separated.  All W3C
documents cited as normative references are W3C Recommendations with the
exception of WS-Policy 1.5, WS-Policy 1.5 - Attachment which are W3C
Candidate Recommendations.

Non-W3C documents encompass an OASIS Standard (WS-Security 2004), and
two RFCs (2119, and 3987).


The WG solicited input from the following W3C WGs: WS-Policy, and WSDL
WG.  The WG solicited input from the following OASIS TCs: WS-TX and


None of WGs or TCs who commented on the specification during Last Call
have any unsatisfied dependencies.


The WS-Policy WG has participating in the review of the WS-Addressing
1.0 Metadata Last Call specification.  Policy assertions contained
within the WS-Addressing 1.0 Metadata Specification have been tested at
a joint interop event held with the WS-Policy WG.


7. Evidence that the document has received wide review


The specification has been examined by W3C working groups, the public,
and members of several OASIS Technical Committees. The disposition of
comments is shown in the document below.  Issues lc133 and onward apply
to this document





8. Evidence that issues have been formally addressed




9. Objections


Since the last transition there were no Formal Objections from the
WS-Addressing Working Group, from other W3C Working groups, or from
external organizations.


10. Implementation information


The proposed CR exit criteria are: a minimum of two implementations
passing each feature test in WS-Addressing 1.5 Metadata Interop:




An implementation report which will be updated during the CR phase will
provide interoperability results for each feature contained in the



The minimal duration for the CR period is set at 3 weeks (until 29 June


Following discussions during the LC phase and preliminary implementation
experience, there are two features identified as being "at risk".  They
are identified within the specification as section 2.1 Referencing WSDL
Metadata from an EPR and section 2.2 Embedding WSDL Metadata in an EPR.


The WS-Addressing Working group has completed interop testing of all
features not indicated as "At-Risk". WG members are conducting further
tests on those features indicated to be "At Risk" during the CR phase of
this specification.


11. Patent disclosures


The patent disclosure page has no disclosures for WS-Addressing 1.0
Metadata.  The exclusion period of this specification is open until 15
July 2007 unless closed earlier by consent of the WG membership. A
Ballot to this end has been opened at


12. Abstract and Status sections



Web Services Addressing provides transport-neutral mechanisms to address
Web services and messages. Web Services Addressing 1.0 - Metadata (this
document) defines how the abstract properties defined in Web Services
Addressing 1.0 - Core are described using WSDL, how to include WSDL
metadata in endpoint references, and how WS-Policy can be used to
indicate the support of WS-Addressing by a Web service.



This section describes the status of this document at the time of its
publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of
current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical
report can be found in the W3C technical reports index
<http://www.w3.org/TR/>  at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This is the Candidate Recommendation
<http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#RecsCR>  of the Web
Services Addressing 1.0 - Metadata specification for review by W3C
members and other interested parties. It has been produced by the Web
Services Addressing Working Group <http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/addr/> ,
which is part of the W3C Web Services Activity
<http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/Activity> . The publication of this document
signifies a call for implementations
<http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#cfi>  of this
specification. This specification will remain Candidate Recommendation
at least until 29 June 2007.

The Working Group plans to submit this specification for consideration
as a W3C Proposed Recommendation
<http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#RecsPR>  shortly
after the end of the Candidate Recommendation phase. Comments on this
document are invited and are to be sent to the public
public-ws-addressing-comments@w3.org mailing list (public archive
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ws-addressing-comments/> ).
Implementers are encouraged to provide feedback by 29 June 2007.

The Working Group plans to submit this specification for consideration
as a W3C Proposed Recommendation
<http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#RecsPR>  if the
following exit criteria have been met:

*         Two interoperable implementations of each optional and
required feature of the specifications have been produced.

*         The Working Group releases a test suite along with an
implementation report <http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/addr/6/05/impl-report/>

The sections 2.1 Referencing WSDL Metadata from an EPR
<http://www.w3.org/2007/06/ws-addr-wsdl.html#refmetadatfromepr>  and 2.2
Embedding WSDL Metadata in an EPR
<http://www.w3.org/2007/06/ws-addr-wsdl.html#embedmetadataepr>  in this
specification, defining how to reference WSDL Metadata from an EPR and
how to embed WSDL Metadata in an EPR, are considered at risk. Unless two
interoperable implementations of those sections have been produced, the
Working Group plans to remove the sections before move forward.

No significant change has been made to this document since its previous
version. The detailed disposition of those comments can be found in the
Last Call issues list
<http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/addr/lc-issues/Overview.html> . A diff-marked
version against the previous version of this document
<http://www.w3.org/2007/06/diff.html>  is available. For a detailed list
of changes since the last publication of this document, please refer to
appendix C. Change Log
<http://www.w3.org/2007/06/ws-addr-wsdl.html#changelog> .

Discussion of this document takes place on the
public-ws-addressing@w3.org mailing list (public archive
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ws-addressing/> ).

This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February
2004 W3C Patent Policy
<http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/> . W3C maintains a
public list of any patent disclosures
<http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/36696/status#specs>  made in
connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes
instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual who has actual
knowledge of a patent which the individual believes contains Essential
must disclose the information in accordance with section 6 of the W3C
Patent Policy
<http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Disclosure> .

Publication as a Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C
Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or
obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite
this document as other than work in progress.




W3C WS-Addressing chair


Bon Freund, Hitachi Ltd,

62 Peakham Road

Sudbury Massachusetts 01776-2914 USA

Tel: +1 978-440-8415 Fax: +1 978-443-2168



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