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resolution of concrete attachment issue (XMLP issue 393)

From: Mark Jones <jones@research.att.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 14:05:51 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200211011905.OAA29693@bual.research.att.com>
To: hugo@w3.org, xmlp-comments@w3.org
Cc: jones@research.att.com

Hugo (and the WSAWG):

The WSAWG (via you) raised the following last call issue:

  "The Web Services Architecture Working Group encourages the XML
  Protocol Working Group to produce a concrete packaging (attachment)
  specification to validate the SOAP/1.2 Attachment Feature
  specification. A normative standard for a concrete specification is
  also important for reference from other standards and specifications
  and is considered a high priority by the WSAWG.

  The XML Protocol Working Group may be the most appropriate venue for
  this work; if not, the Web Services Architecture Working Group will
  probably recommend that a new Working Group be chartered to do this in
  the near future because the lack of a concrete specification that can
  be the basis for interoperable SOAP attachments implementations is a
  hole in the Web services architecture that needs to be addressed as
  soon as possible."

The XML Protocol WG has agreed in principle to investigate the
creation of a normative specification of a concrete instantiation of
the SOAP/1.2 Attachment Feature.  It will proceed by conducting due
diligence with respect to IPR issues, gathering requirements, etc.  It
is anticipated that existing specifications will provide a reasonable
starting point.  The timing of this activity will take into account
the higher priority of getting the primary SOAP 1.2 specifications to

We trust this satisfies the issue that was raised.  Please let us know
as soon as possible if it does not.

Mark A. Jones
XML Protocol WG Member


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