Karl Best asked the group to consider what coordination
between our activities and W3C activities might be beneficial.
Dale noted that we have explicit dependencies on XMLDsig,
Xlink (and its dependencies, such as XPath), and of
course on XML and XML Schema specifications. No special
need for coordination was identified for these dependencies.
Hima, Arvola, Pallavi, Dale, and Marty all mentioned
that it might be beneficial if CPPA and WSDL were in
some way coordinated or put together. It was noted that
there is a subteam pursuing research on how that integration
can occur, and several CPPA members (Kevin, Pallavi,
and Dale) participate in the WSDL WG. The way in which
the coordination might occur is still open. Dale and
Marty agreed that CPPA and WSDL both describe an association
of a more abstract business process part with a more
specific implementation details part. Unlike WSDL, CPPA
only references the abstract BP description, and is
more concerned with documenting either capabilities
or agreements on implementation specifics. This may
reflect some different architectural distinctions within
ebXML than is implicit in WSDL. Marty mentioned that
web services tended to focus on a narrower and simpler
set of web service functionality useful in b2c contexts,
while ebXML had focused on a broader and more complicated
range of functions of interest to larger b2b system
Arvola also noted that the Architecture WG within the
Web Services activity is also relevant to CPPA, and
there was agreement that we should monitor developments
in that group also.
Other developments in the business process and interface
definition areas were also mentioned.
Dale asked about whether the first week of June (later
clarified as, June 3 to 5) would be possible for the
next face to face meeting. Arvola favored the first
Marty was OK with the first week. No other objections
were voiced. Dale asked for potential hosts, and that
issue will be continued.
Dale solicited volunteers for heading up subteams on
BTP and WSDL. These subteams are in research mode, and
would first survey and define their missions more precisely.
Pallavi has agreed to be a co-lead on the WSDL subteam.
Hima indicated that he could contribute to the BTP subteam.
Tony Fletcher said he would investigate whether he could
bring his knowledge of BTP to the group. Jamie Clark
asked about the scope; after discussion, he said he
would send a proposed scope statement to a CPPA list.
Dale reviewed the planned procedure on TC vote for
specification approval in two weeks. The plan is posted
under announcements on the Oasis CPPA web page:
The ebXML CPPA TC is currently reviewing a proposed
next version of the CPPA specification, with voting
by mail for TC approval, set to begin April 19, 2002.
All members should review the current
draft, and send comments to the list in time for
a final TC approval version to be issued by or on April
19. That April 19 version will incorporate any changes
that have been noticed during TC group member review.
Assuming the TC approves the April 19 version, a call
for public review will be made that will close prior
to our May vote (about 30 days).
This initial public review period will allow public
comments to be incorporated in a version to be approved
by the TC in May and also to be submitted to Oasis for
Tony reviewed the issues, and will send Dale a copy
of those still not listed as resolved. Tony proposed
that the Copyright issue be resolved in the manner that
Messaging has done (until we find out otherwise). Consensus
favored that resolution. Review of the residual issues
after the meeting suggest that no issues remain unresolved
and so the specification is ready for TC review.