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RE: W3C standard for (stateful) SOAP conversations?

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 15:26:42 -0700
Message-ID: <E16EB59B8AEDF445B644617E3C1B3C9C01DD1000@repbex01.amer.bea.com>
To: <larssont@student.chalmers.se>, <www-ws@w3.org>

Hi Johan,

BEA Systems has authored the SOAP-Conversation specification [1] which
is RF and implemented in Weblogic 8 and 9.  We are updating to the
latest versions of WS-Addressing and refactoring into WS-Conversation
and WS-Callback, an early version at [2].

This is a lightweight protocol that just does a conversation id with
optional and composable conversation callback.

It isn't a member submission, but certainly could easily be.  We are
certainly friendly to the W3C Patent Policy terms in this area.

Let me know if I can be of further help.

Cheers,
Dave

[1] http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/a/2002/06/SOAPConversation.html
[2] http://dev2dev.bea.com/webservices/WS-CallBack-0_9.html

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of
> Johan Tibell
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 2:18 AM
> To: www-ws@w3.org
> Subject: W3C standard for (stateful) SOAP conversations?
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I'm looking for a SOAP extension that could fulfill the following use
> case:
> 
> Airlines want to allow customers to book flights online. This is a
> multi-step process and some information needs to be stored on the
server
> during the process. Basically I want a conversation id (or something
> similar) associated with several messages so that the server can
associate
> this id with some information kept locally.
> 
> Is this already addressed by some current protocol specification?
> 
> Note: I'm rather limited in my selection of protocols (because of
> political reasons), more specifically I can't go with a solution that
is
> completely stateless and thus imbeds state information, ala cookies,
in
> the messages themselves. Of course if you know of such a solution you
> could still point it out as it would be interesting to me even if I
can't
> use it.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Johan Tibell
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 5 July 2006 23:03:35 GMT

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