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SOAP is a Candidate Recommendation

From: David Fallside <fallside@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 08:19:01 -0800
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SOAP Version 1.2 Part 0, Part 1 and Part 2 are W3C Candidate
Recommendations, see:
Part 0 at http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part0/
Part 1 at http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part1/
Part 2 at http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part2/

Working Group Goals During Candidate Recommendation

A preliminary implementation report that records 6 implementations in
terms of their coverage of features in the specification is available


The Working Group has agreed to 3 exit criteria for the Candidate

1.  Implementation experience has been gathered to demonstrate that
SOAP processors based on the specification are implementable and have
compatible behaviors.

2.  An implementation report shows that there are at least two
different and interoperable implementations of every mandatory and
optional feature. The evidence for this report is currently being
summarized at


3.  Formal responses to all comments received by the Working Group.

The estimated end date of this Candidate Recommendation period is
24 January 2003.

After Candidate Recommendation, the Working Group expects to publish an
updated version of its "SOAP Version 1.2 Specification Assertions and
Test Collection" document based on information received during the
Candidate Recommendation period:


What Candidate Recommendation Means

Excerpted from the Process Document, section 5.2, the description of
Candidate Recommendation:


     A Candidate Recommendation is believed to meet the relevant
     requirements of the Working Group's charter and any accompanying
     requirements documents, and has been published in order to gather
     implementation experience and feedback. Advancement of a technical
     report to Candidate Recommendation is an explicit call for
     implementation experience to those outside of the related Working
     Groups or the W3C itself.

David C. Fallside, IBM
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