Monday, March 26, 2007

WS-RX, WS-SX and WS-TX - what's the status?

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In the current version of the WSRM from the WS-RX TC, it says:

Many errors can interrupt a conversation. Messages can be lost, duplicated or reordered. Further the host systems can experience failures and lose volatile state.

This got me thinking that why has it to be a conversation and even though I haven't read it yet I guess it doesn't have to, but ex. there is no need for in-order if there is just one message, so it could just be this way to have an advanced use case/scenario. Any way this and the stuff about setting up a context made me recall that I once looked at the WS-Secure Conversation proposal at some time - how does that fit in? I went on a search and discovered that there actually three exchange TC's in Oasis:

So what specifications are they working on and what's the status?

OASIS Web Services Reliable Exchange (WS-RX) TC

The following specification sets produced by this TC underwent the first Public Review cycle from Aug 24, 2006 to Oct 21, 2006:

Doesn't say when they expect it to be final.

OASIS Web Services Secure Exchange (WS-SX) TC

There has been a public review for the WS-Trust and WS-SecureConversation specifications, as described in the Public Review Announcement, and it was from the 5 September 2006 to the 14 November 2006:

Here again I haven't found any time estimate for the final standards.

OASIS Web Services Transaction (WS-TX) TC

This is the most actual with the 3 specifications listed below in Technical Work Produced by the Committee are the approved Committee Specifications that the OASIS membership is considering (throughout March 2007) adopting as an OASIS Standard.

SO these could soon become final and real standards.