GXA specifications process
Hi, Does anyone know what the status or process of the GXA specifications are? They're officially published by Microsoft et al, and generally refered to as 'standards', but is there anything like a review/endorsement process in operation? The WS-ReliableMessaging specification index page  says: 'Status 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.' What does that mean, exactly: 'public specification'? I've come across some issues regarding the WS-ReliableMessaging specification that I feel compelled to report to the powers that be. However, apart from the names and companies in the author list I can't figure out who or what those powers may be. The spec hasn't, afaik, been submitted to any standards organisation and with OASIS already having a Reliable Messaging TC in place it seems somehow unlikely that it ever will. The spec itself  says: 'Status WS-ReliableMessaging and related specifications are provided for use as-is and for review and evaluation only. BEA, IBM, Microsoft, and TIBCO Software will solicit your contributions and suggestions in the near future. BEA, IBM, Microsoft, and TIBCO Software make no warrantees or representations regarding the specification in any manner whatsoever.' So they'll accept comments 'in the near future'? Meanwhile, I'm in a position where I _need_ a reliable messaging policy even if I have to write it myself, and I'm sure many analysts and developers on WS projects are in the same situation. It would be nice to know what the plan is with the various specifications that are floating about. At least with OASIS one knows what the process is, and that there's a TC to which comments can be submitted  (whether they read them is another question!), so there's some sort of assurance that problems will be dealt with. Anyone clued up on the mysterious ways of the GXA? cheers, /m ps I've asked some of these questions before but didn't get any replies, I'm sure someone on the list must know. (Whether they're allowed to discuss what they know is a different issue..!) Martin Klang http://www.o-xml.org - the object-oriented XML programming language ref:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/understanding/gxa/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnglobspec/html/wsrmspecindex.asp  http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnglobspec/html/ws-reliablemessaging.asp  mailto:wsrm-comment@l...
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