Web standards consortium Oasis is to develop a generic model for ensuring reliable message delivery of web services.
The Oasis Web Services Reliable Messaging (WS-RM) Technical Committee will establish a standard, interoperable way of achieving reliability at the Soap messaging level and, potentially, with other messaging protocols.
Interoperability, ease of implementation, and ease of use are fundamental goals of the messaging effort, according to WS-RM Technical Committee chairman Tom Rutt, from Fujitsu.
The Oasis Reliable Messaging specification will address message persistence, acknowledgement and resending, elimination of duplicate messages, ordered delivery, and delivery status awareness for sender and receiver applications. WSDL definitions will be provided for reliable messaging. Message formats will be specified as Soap headers and/or body content.
Oasis WS-RM Technical Committee members include Commerce One, Cyclone Commerce, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Iona, NEC, Oracle, SAP, See Beyond, Sonic Software, Sun, webMethods, and WRQ. Members will freely license any affected intellectual property rights, according to OASIS.