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WS-Choreography Working Group Announces Last Call of WS-CDL

From: Martin Chapman <martin.chapman@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 17:05:57 -0000
To: <chairs@w3.org>, <hugo@w3.org>, <plh@w3.org>, <mark.nottingham@bea.com>, <jmarsh@microsoft.com>, <carine@w3.org>
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Dear Chairs,

On behalf of the WS-Choreography Working Group [1], I am pleased to 
announce the publication of "Web Services Choreography Description 
Language Version (WS-CDL)
 1.0" as a Last Call Working Draft. The document is 
available at:


The review period ends: 31 January 2005 23:59 EDT
The issue mailing list: public-ws-chor-comments@w3.org 
(Public archive [2]) The Working Group ML  : public-ws-chor@w3.org (Public archive [3])

Please find below the following information:

     * Which groups should review this document
     * Decision to advance to Last Call
     * The abstract and status section

For more information on the purpose of a Last Call review, please consult 
section 7.4.2 of the W3C Process Document [4].

   Martin Chapman, Steve Ross-Talbot, Chairs.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/chor/
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ws-chor-comments/
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ws-chor/
[4] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/Process-20040205/tr.html#last-call

Which groups should review this document 

The WS-Choreography WG welcomes review from all interested parties 
including other standard bodies (outside of W3C), and the interested 

In particular, we request review from the following W3C groups:

    * Web Services Description Working Group (Chair: Jonathan Marsh)
    * Web Services Addressing Working Group  (Chair: Mark Nottingham)
    * Semantic Web Services Interest Group   (Chair: Carine Bournez)

For these groups, the WS-Choreography WG will appreciate a response on 
whether they intend to review this document, sent to public-ws-chor@w3.org 
as soon as possible.

Decision to advance to Last Call

The WS-Choreography WG decided to advance to Last Call, with no 
at their Friday 10 December 2004 telcon. [5]

Resolution: Publish Last Call.

[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-ws-chor/2004Dec/att-0016/minutes_20041210-0.txt


The Web Services Choreography Description Language (WS-CDL) is an 
XML-based language that describes peer-to-peer collaborations of parties 
by defining, from a global viewpoint, their common and complementary 
observable behavior; where ordered message exchanges result in 
accomplishing a common business goal.

The Web Services specifications offer a communication bridge between the 
heterogeneous computational environments used to develop and host 
applications. The future of E-Business applications requires the ability 
to perform long-lived, peer-to-peer collaborations between the 
participating services, within or across the trusted domains of an 

The Web Services Choreography specification is targeted for composing 
interoperable, peer-to-peer collaborations between any type of party 
regardless of the supporting platform or programming model used by the 
implementation of the hosting environment.

Status of This Document

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 at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This is a Last Call Working Draft of the Web Services Choreography 
Description Language document. The Last Call review period ends 31 January 
2005. Comments on this document should be sent to 
public-ws-chor-comments@w3.org (public archive). It is inappropriate to 
send discussion emails to this address.

Discussion of this document takes place on the public 
public-ws-chor@w3.org mailing list (public archive) per the email 
communication rules in the Web Services Choreography Working Group 

It has been produced by the Web Services Choreography Working Group, which 
is part of the Web Services Activity.

This document is a chartered deliverable of the Web Services Choreography 
Working Group. Issues are recorded in the group's issue section.

The Working Group identified two issues. Those issues may be dropped or 
fixed in the future, but the Working Group does not believe that the 
resolution will result in a substantive change.

This document is based upon the Working Draft published on 12 October 
2004. Changes between these two versions are described in a diff document.

This document has been produced under the 24 January 2002 CPP as amended 
by the W3C Patent Policy Transition Procedure. An individual who has 
actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes contains 
Essential Claim(s) with respect to this specification should disclose the 
information in accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy. Patent 
disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the Working 
Group's patent disclosure page.

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.

Martin Chapman                                 
Consulting Member of Technical Staff           
P: +353 87 687 6654                           
e: martin.chapman@oracle.com                   
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