Announcements of new specifications bordering our area included: BPEL4WS, WS-Transaction, and WS-Coordination. WS-Security has kicked off as an OASIS group. The ebXML JC will attempt to identity any dependencies or issues that might relate to WS-Security deliverables. The specification of signature for ebXML messages is one obvious impact area. Just what would need to be done for CPPA is unclear in that the difference in XMLDsig signature modes may not really impact any of the negotiable parameters for the CPPA; it mainly would involve some namespace changes and XML refactoring within the SOAP envelope.
Marty reported that the Negotiation subteam was assembling the materials for a first working draft for TC review. The NDD schema is still a major missing part, but its absence will not delay release of the draft. Hima and Jean have or will contribute the NCPA, Negotiation BPSS instance, and the Negotiation Messages schema.
Tony Fletcher discussed developments in the Transaction space, and the consensus was to continue to track BTP support enhancements for the next version of CPPA.
Jamie Clark reported on BPSS and Web services activities, and also the UN/CEFACT Geneva meeting agenda. October timeframe may see a number of 2.0 documents in various states of review and approval.
Marty, Jamie, Dale and others discussed the issues of CPPA simplification. The consensus seemed to be that tools and APIs are needed to offload some of the XML manipulation and editing burdens from users and developers. An alternative light XML infoset was not considered to be necessary for reasons provided by both Jamie and Marty: basically that all the information items were of use within the ebXML framework. The use of CPA templates in industry groups and verticals also seemed promising as a way of moving the CPPA profile technologies into wider usage. Reference implementations from various open source efforts may also help.