Fwd: Standardization of WS-Transfer, WS-ResourceTransfer, WS-Enumeration and WS-MetadataExchange
As an fyi IBM, Oracle, CA, and Fujitsu just sent the below note to
the AC forum to start a discussion on moving forward with completing
the standardization work of the referenced specifications.
Begin forwarded message:
> Resent-From: [hidden email] > From: Jeff Mischkinsky <[hidden email]>
> Date: June 20, 2008 8:17:48 AM PDT
> To: [hidden email] > Subject: Standardization of WS-Transfer, WS-ResourceTransfer, WS-
> Enumeration and WS-MetadataExchange
> As most of you know, over the last several years fairly good
> progress has been made on standardizing Web services. Many Web
> services specifications have, in fact, been standardized in W3C
> (i.e. SOAP 1.2, WSDL 2.0, WS-Addressing, WS-Policy, etc). There is
> still some work to be done.
> Accessing data about a resource through Web services is an area of
> the Web services architecture that has yet to be fully realized.
> Some good work has already been done to date, however, some pieces
> of the overall puzzle are still waiting to be completely
> standardized. Several specifications (,  and ) that
> address some of these issues have already been submitted to the W3C
> over two years ago via the Member Submission process , but no
> Working Groups have been formed to date to progress them down the
> REC track. A few others ((, published more than 4 years ago and
> , published almost 2 years ago) have been worked on elsewhere and
> have not yet been submitted to a standards organization. In the
> meantime other specifications have started to use them in their
> work; e.g. WS-Management in DMTF and WS-Federation in OASIS.
> We believe that it is time for the next step in the open
> standardization of some key specifications that address this issue.
> We believe that four specifications, in particular, work together
> to provide mechanisms for accessing and manipulating the XML
> representation of a resource as well as any metadata associated with
> that resource. The four specifications are:
> • WS-Transfer 
> • WS-Enumeration 
> • WS-MetadataExchange 
> • WS-ResourceTransfer 
> To this end, we recommend that the W3C create a new Working Group
> (with the suggested name of " Web Services Resource Access Working
> Group" ) to standardize the four specification mentioned above. Two
> of these specifications are W3C Member Submissions dating back to
> March 2006 (,), the other two have been worked on outside of
> W3C and we will shortly submitting them to the W3C so they can
> worked on by the Working Group.
> Attached is a draft charter for this new Working Group for
> consideration by the Team and the Membership.
> Note: WS-Eventing  is missing from the charter and we are
> exploring the next steps. We'll have a suggestion soon.
> Kind regards,
> Steve Holbrook, IBM AC Rep
> Jeff Mischkinsky, Oracle AC Rep
> Kazunori Iwasa , Fujitsu AC Rep
> Paul Lipton, CA AC Rep
>  http://www.w3.org/Submission/ >  http://www.w3.org/Submission/2006/04/ >  http://www.w3.org/Submission/2006/02/ >  http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/specification/ws-mex/ >  http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/specification/ws-wsrt/ >  http://www.w3.org/Submission/WS-Eventing/
> Jeff Mischkinsky [hidden email] > Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Web Services Standards
> Consulting Member Technical Staff 500 Oracle Parkway, M/
> S 2OP9
> Oracle Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Jeff Mischkinsky [hidden email] Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Web Services Standards
Consulting Member Technical Staff 500 Oracle Parkway, M/S
Oracle Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Re: Standardization of WS-Transfer, WS-ResourceTransfer, WS-Enumeration and WS-MetadataExchange
On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 11:48 AM, Jeff Mischkinsky
<[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Accessing data about a resource through Web services is an area of the Web
>> services architecture that has yet to be fully realized.
I expect this sentence will spark some, uhm, *interesting* discussion.