WS-ReliableMessaging and the GXA
as you may know, Microsoft, IBM et al have recently (last thursday) published a spec on reliable messaging, no doubt in response to the OASIS standards effort WS-Reliability. (for a good, not too deep comparison of the two specs see: http://xml.coverpages.org/ChappellReliability20030313.html) looking closer at the spec, in an attempt to design an RM implementation capable of supporting both standards (aren't standards just great!), a number of questions popped up. which led to more questions.. not commenting any further on the general crappiness of putting a second reliability spec out instead of consolidating work around the OASIS effort, or the general crappiness of the spec itself missing a processing model, or the crappiness of building on ebXML Messaging without paying the least tribute, i diplomatically sidestep all these inflameable issues to explore another -> level one questions: - does 4.2 Delivery Assurance state a messaging requirement, or messaging capability? - how do i combine non-exclusive Delivery Assurances eg wsrm:InOrder and wsrm:AtLeastOnce? - there's a bug in the schema, innit! et cetera. level two questions: - now who do i tell / ask about this? level three questions: - what's the publication process of these specs anyhow? i can't even figure out what the actual status of the document is. it says on the MS site and the spec: "WS-ReliableMessaging was published as a public specification on 13 March 2003. This is the first joint BEA/IBM/Microsoft/TIBCO Software publication of the specification." final? draft? candidate? version number??? "The WS-ReliableMessaging Specification may change before final release and you are cautioned against relying on the content of this specification." okay, so it's not final. "BEA, IBM, Microsoft, and TIBCO Software will solicit your contributions and suggestions in the near future." but i can't find who i'm supposed to relay my contributions and suggestions to. surely not the MSDN developer center! anyone knows? /m Martin Klang http://www.o-xml.org - the object-oriented XML programming language
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