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Addressing/Referencing for Web Services Charter Discussions

From: Jeff Mischkinsky <jeff.mischkinsky@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2004 21:27:53 -0700
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Cc: W3C Advisory Committee Forum <w3c-ac-forum@w3.org>


It has been quite some time since the WS-MessageDelivery authors submitted 
[1] their specification [2] to the W3C on April 26, 2004 
<http://www.w3.org/Submission/2004/02>, as well as a charter proposal [3] 
for a  Web Service Addressing and Referencing Working Group on June 2, 2004 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-ws/2004Jun/0000.html>. We are 
eagerly awaiting the latest revision of this charter proposal and hope that 
a Working Group within W3C will be formed soon.

We see addressing as a very important area that urgently needs open 
standardization. We believe that the W3C is in a unique position to achieve 
convergence within the Web services community on this important and 
foundational aspect of infrastructure. There are at least two 
specifications that address this area and we are hoping to see a charter 
for a Working Group within the W3C that allows the community to come 
together, discuss the relevant technical issues and resolve them using the 
usual impartial W3C process.

There have been some discussions regarding forming such a group, starting 
in May of this year, on the relevant W3C mailing lists. We are concerned 
that there has not been much discussion/comments about the charter on the 
lists in a while, although private discussions regarding this have continued.

We believe the time has come to use the W3C process of public debate to 
produce a charter that enables convergence of addressing specifications at 
the W3C.

It is our strong desire that these discussions will end up in creation of a 
W3C Working Group Charter that facilitates the participation of the entire 
W3C community and allows open and honest analysis of technical issues. We 
also hope that such a Working Group will produce a specification that is 
widely adopted, interoperable, and architecturally sound - in a timely manner.

We believe that the W3C and the W3C members are able to drive the industry 
forward in an open and converged manner and look forward to seeing this happen.

We welcome debate and discussion on this important topic.

    Jeff Mischkinsky, Oracle Representative to W3C Advisory Committee

[1] WS-MessageDelivery Submittal, 26 April 2004.
[2] WS-MessageDelivery, Version 1.0, 26 April 2004.
[3] Open Letter from WS-MessageDelivery authors

Jeff Mischkinsky                      jeff.mischkinsky@oracle.com
Director, Web Services Standards      +1(650)506-1975
Consulting Member Technical Staff     500 Oracle Parkway M/S 4OP9
Oracle Corporation                    Redwood Shores, CA 94065
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