The absence of a quorum was noted and minutes approval was deferred.
It was agreed to resume meeting January 10, 2003 - which is our normal voting meeting. Dale hoped to have a draft charter proposal sent to the list for discussion at that meeting.
Marty called attention to the existence of a draft, substantially complete, but with many boldface italics capitalized sections needing resolution. Once the subteam has resolved these items a committee review can begin. TC members are encouraged to read the draft and submit reactions on the items needing resolution in the next few weeks.
Dale reminded the group of Tony Fletcher's four November 13 items (maintenance, negotiation, btp, and several extensions) as well as his proposal to take on the deferred issue of our approach to extensibility. Marty raised two questions: 1. extensions and interoperability need to be taken up together and 2. was there an OASIS policy for maintenance. Dale reported that on item 2, the ebXML JC had considered the issue but Karl was absent, so as far as he knew, each TC had to make its own arrangements for maintenance. On interop, Pete noted that supporting an ability for other groups making CPPA extensions to register those extensions with the TC could at least provide an agreed upon way of notifying and aggregating extensions for implementers interested in adding support. Dale hoped that using substitution groups and adding namespace qualifications could provide at least a way for people to identify whether they support extensions, and fall back to the core specification when negotiating. This is at least a gesture at how interoperability can be maintained.
Deferred to when a quorum present.
Hima asked about WSS-QOP. Dale reported that he had relayed WSS-QOP draft to the W3C WSDL group. The Chairman declined to specify best practices for extensions for the W3C WSDL specification at this time. So WSS-QOP may guess at how to make extensions to the WSDL binding for security, may restrict itself to WSDL 1.1, or something else. So far, they were considering adding elements to messages (like wsse) and wsdl. Reuse of our elements would only be for the wsdl binding part. And we are still considering how to provide cppa extensions for wsdl bindings. Dale favors waiting until W3C wsdl gels sufficiently to see how to do this in a standard way.
The next teleconference will be on January 10, 2003. Connection details will be posted around January 8.
Please send additions and corrections to Dale Moberg.