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>   |       Subject:  XML Protocol WG's Last Call for Review of SOAP 
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>I. This is the last call announcement from the XML Protocol Working Group
>(XMLP WG) for review of the SOAP Version 1.2 specification.
>II. Request for Document Reviews.
>The XMLP WG asks for reviews of the following five documents:
>-- SOAP Version 1.2 Part 0: Primer [1]
>Abstract. "SOAP Version 1.2 Part 0: Primer is a non-normative document
>intended to provide an easily understandable tutorial on the features of
>the SOAP Version 1.2 specifications. In particular, it describes the
>features through various usage scenarios, and is intended to complement the
>normative text contained in Part 1 and Part 2 of the SOAP 1.2
>-- SOAP Version 1.2 Part 1: Messaging Framework [2]
>Abstract. "SOAP Version 1.2 is a lightweight protocol intended for
>exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed
>environment. "Part 1: Messaging Framework" defines, using XML technologies,
>an extensible messaging framework containing a message construct that can
>be exchanged over a variety of underlying protocols."
>-- SOAP Version 1.2 Part 2: Adjuncts [3]
>Abstract. "SOAP Version 1.2 is a lightweight protocol intended for
>exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed
>environment. SOAP Version 1.2 Part 2: Adjuncts defines a set of adjuncts
>that may be used with SOAP Version 1.2 Part1: Messaging Framework. This
>specification depends on SOAP Version 1.2 Part 1: Messaging Framework."
>-- The "application/soap+xml" media type [4]
>Abstract. "This document defines the "application/soap+xml" media type
>which can be used to describe SOAP 1.2 messages serialized as XML."
>The XMLP WG asks for review of the media type document with the same level
>of priority as the other documents in section II; see section IV for a
>statement of the WG's intentions with regard the media type document.
>-- SOAP Version 1.2 Specification Assertions and Test Collection [5]
>Abstract. "This document draws on assertions found in the SOAP Version 1.2
>specifications, and provides a set of tests in order to show whether the
>assertions are implemented in a SOAP processor.
>A SOAP 1.2 implementation that passes all of the tests specified in this
>document may claim to conform to the SOAP 1.2 Test Suite, 2002/06/26. It is
>incorrect to claim to be compliant with the SOAP Version 1.2 specifications
>merely by passing successfully all the tests provided in this test suite.
>It is also incorrect to claim that an implementation is non complaint with
>the SOAP Version 1.2 specifications based on its failure to pass one or
>more of the tests in this test suite."
>All comments on any of these documents should be sent to
>xmlp-comments@w3.org. Please make sure that comments include document- and,
>if appropriate, section-references. The appropriate forum for discussion of
>any of these documents is the public W3C xml-dist-app mailing list [6].
>III. Other documents.
>-- The XMLP WG is publishing "SOAP Version 1.2 Email Binding" (Note) [7] as
>an example of how to write a binding using the SOAP framework. Comments on
>this document (to xmlp-comments@w3.org) are welcome although the XMLP WG
>may not respond to comments on this document.
>-- The XMLP WG plans to publish a document (probably as a W3C Note)
>describing an Attachment Feature. This document will be started during the
>Last Call period and should be completed before SOAP 1.2 becomes a
>-- For the purpose of providing background information, the XMLP WG is
>publishing its Requirements [8] and Usage Scenarios [9] documents. No
>review of these documents is sought.
>IV. XMLP WG Intentions.
>-- Note the following statement regarding XMLP WG's intentions for the W3C
>Recommendation track. The statement appears in the Status sections of the
>SOAP 1.2 Parts 0, 1, 2, and Assertions and Test Collection documents
>"Following completion of Last Call, the XML Protocol Working Group has
>agreed to advance the specification according to four exit criteria:
>1. Sufficient reports of implementation experience have been gathered to
>demonstrate that SOAP processors based on the specification are
>implementable and have compatible behavior.
>2. An implementation report shows that there are at least two different and
>interoperable implementations of every mandatory and optional feature.
>3. Formal responses to all comments received by the Working Group.
>4. If these criteria are met, the specification will advance to Proposed
>Recommendation. If the implementation exit criteria are not met then the
>specification will enter a Candidate Recommendation phase to ensure they
>are met."
>-- Note the following statement regarding XMLP WG's intentions for "The
>"application/soap+xml" media type" document [4]. The statement appears in
>the Status sections of SOAP 1.2 Parts 1 and 2 [2][3],
>"This document references "The 'application/soap+xml' media type" Internet
>Draft which defines the "application/soap+xml" media type. The XML Protocol
>Working Group intends to use in an IANA application to register the
>"application/soap+xml" media type. The Working Group also intends to
>incorporate the technical content of into a near future version of SOAP
>Version 1.2 Part 2, and to maintain that content as part of the SOAP
>V. Implementation Experience.
>The XMLP WG seeks feedback on the SOAP 1.2 specification based on
>experience gained from implementing the specification. More specifically,
>the WG is interested in which features of the specification have been
>implemented, whether implemented features have interoperated with other
>implementations of those features. The WG asks implementers to send their
>feedback to xmlp-comments@w3.org, and it maintains a web page [10] for
>summarizing and tracking such feedback.
>VI. The Last Call review period ends at 5p Pacific Time, 19 July 2002.
>VII. The following W3C Working Groups are especially invited to provide
>review comments:
>-- I18N
>-- QA
>-- Semantic Web Activity (WG's therein)
>-- TAG
>-- Web Services Architecture
>-- Web Services Description
>-- XForms
>-- XKMS
>-- XML Core
>-- XML Encryption
>-- XML Schema
>-- XML Signature
>VIII. Patent Disclosures.
>A listing and summary of the IPR statements by XMLP WG members is available
>IX. The XMLP WG's decision to request Last Call is minuted at [12]
>X. References.
>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part0
>[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part1
>[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part2
>[5] http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-testcollection
>[6] xml-dist-app@w3.org
>[7] http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-email
>[8] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlp-reqs
>[9] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlp-scenarios
>[10] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/2/03/soap1.2implementation.html
>[11] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/2/06/17-IPR-statements.html
>[12] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/2/06/12-minutes.html
>David C. Fallside
>Chair, XML Protocol Working Group
>Tel: 530.477.7169
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