WS-RM 1.1 Committee Draft Published
The committee draft status is significant because it marks the end of the most frequently cited Web services standards battle. OASIS has already ratified a standard addressing the same problem, WS-Reliability, originally created by Sun, Fujitsu, Novell, Oracle and Sonic. Proving expectations expressed by many analysts and industry experts correct, it never gained wide-spread adoption because industry heavyweights such Microsoft and IBM, together with BEA and TIBCO, pursued their similar, but distinct specification: WS-ReliableMessaging. Both specifications were originally published in early 2003; WS-Reliability became a standard in November 2004.
WS-ReliableMessaging, which had been updated twice (in 2004 and 2005) was submitted to OASIS in April 2005. The committee draft specification of WS-ReliableMessaging 1.1 has been created with support from many of the companies who were involved in WS-Reliability and the original WS-ReliableMessaging spec. WS-ReliableMessaging is based on WS-Addressing (itself now a W3C recommendation); the accompanying Web Services Reliable Messaging Policy Assertion v1.1, which is based on WS-Policy (also recently submitted to W3C), defines how to express reliability-related messaging capabilities and needs.
Public Review starting
Good article. I just want to clear up one point. This is slightly more important than just an OASIS Committee Draft. Without going into the whole OASIS process, this is our first public review, and the main chance for interested parties to comment. Based on the feedback we aim to try to get WSRM 1.1 standardised by around the end of the year.
Not only is this an opportunity to provide feedback, this is also a major "stake in the ground" for the technical committee. We have resolved all the major issues we raised as a group, and we believe the spec is in good shape.
Co-chair - OASIS Web Service Reliable exchange TC