Submission request to W3C ()
We, W3C members Commerce One, Inc., Hewlett Packard Company, International
Business Machines Corporation, IONA Technologies, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle
Corporation and webMethods, Inc. hereby submit to the Consortium the following
specification, comprising the following document(s) attached hereto:
which is referred to as "the submission". We request the submission be known
as the "SOAP Messages with Attachments" submission.
This document defines a binding for a SOAP 1.1 message to be carried within a
MIME multipart/related message in such a way that the processing rules for the
SOAP 1.1 message are preserved. The MIME multipart mechanism for encapsulation
of compound documents can be used to bundle entities related to the SOAP 1.1
message such as attachments. Rules for the usage of URI references to refer to
entities bundled within the MIME package are specified.
Intellectual Property Rights
- Declaration of Commerce One, Inc.:
- Commerce One agrees that, upon publication of this contribution as a W3C
Recommendation, Commerce One will make licenses available to its intellectual
property rights in its portion of the contribution to any third party for their
use, manufacture, sale, distribution, or implementation of any portion of any
product, method, or procedure implementing the Recommendation under reasonable
and nondiscriminatory terms and conditions including royalty rates. Commerce One
expressly reserves all other rights it may have in the material and subject
matter of this contribution. Commerce One expressly disclaims any and all
warranties regarding this contribution including any warranty that this
contribution does not violate the rights of others or is fit for a particular
- Declaration of Hewlett Packard Company:
- Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) agrees that, upon adoption of this contribution as
a W3C Recommendation, HP will make available to anyone implementing the
Recommendation a royalty-free license to any HP intellectual property rights
that are essential to using the technology described in this contribution, for
the purpose of implementing the Recommendation. One condition of this license
shall be the party's agreement to not assert patent rights against HP and other
companies for their implementation of the W3C Recommendation. HP expressly
reserves all other rights it may have in the material and subject matter of this
This contribution is being provided "AS IS", and HP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY
AND ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THIS CONTRIBUTION, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY THAT THIS
CONTRIBUTION DOES NOT VIOLATE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS OR IS FIT FOR A PARTICULAR
- Declaration of International Business Machines Corporation:
- Declaration of International Business Machines Corporation:
IBM may own patents or patent applications which apply to the SOAP
Attachments specification being submitted to the W3C. If implementation of
a W3C standard based on the SOAP Attachments specification requires the use
of IBM patents, IBM will grant, upon written request, a non-exclusive
license under such patents on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.
IBM expressly disclaims any and all warranties regarding this contribution
including any warranty that this contribution does not violate the rights
of others or is fit for a particular purpose.
- Declaration of IONA Technologies:
- IONA does not identify any intellectual property rights in
the current submission, but IONA may identify subsequent contributions to
the W3C as containing intellectual property rights. IONA reserves all rights
with respect to such intellectual property, however, IONA agrees to make
available to any W3C member on a fair, equitable, and reasonable basis
rights to any such intellectual property as IONA may choose to contribute in
future W3C work on this submission.
- Declaration of Microsoft Corporation:
- Microsoft hereby grants to the W3C a perpetual, nonexclusive, non-sublicensable, non assignable, royalty-free, world-wide right and license under any Microsoft copyrights in this contribution to copy, publish and distribute the contribution, as well as a right and license of the same scope to any derivative works prepared by the W3C and based on, or incorporating all or part of the contribution.
Microsoft further agrees that, upon adoption of this contribution as a Standard, Microsoft will grant to any party a license on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms under applicable Microsoft intellectual property rights essential to implement and use the technology proposed in this contribution in products that comply with the Standard but only for the purpose of complying with the Standard. Microsoft expressly reserves all other rights it may have in the material and subject matter of this contribution. The licensing commitments made hereunder do not include any license for implementation of other published specifications developed elsewhere but referred to in this contribution.
This contribution and the information contained herein is provided on an "AS IS" basis and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Microsoft provides the contribution AS IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS, and hereby disclaims all other warranties and conditions, either express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, any (if any) implied warranties, duties or conditions of merchantability, of fitness for a particular purpose, of accuracy or completeness of responses, of results, of workmanlike effort, of lack of viruses, and of lack of negligence, all with regard to the contribution. ALSO, THERE IS NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUIET POSSESSION, CORRESPONDENCE TO DESCRIPTION OR NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH REGARD TO THE CONTRIBUTION.
IN NO EVENT WILL MICROSOFT BE LIABLE TO ANY OTHER PARTY INCLUDING THE W3C AND ITS MEMBERS FOR THE COST OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES WHETHER UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THIS OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENT RELATING TO THIS DOCUMENT, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PARTY HAD ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
- Declaration of Oracle Corporation:
- Oracle agrees that the submission may be copied, modified, and distributed by
W3C staff and W3C members as part of the W3C process. Oracle has no copyright
interests in the submitted document if published as a Note.
- Declaration of webMethods, Inc.:
- webMethods has not performed an analysis in order to
determine if or to what extent its intellectual property may be relevant to
the technology proposed in this contribution. However, webMethods agrees
that, upon adoption of this contribution as a Standard, webMethods will
grant to any party a license on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms
under applicable webMethods intellectual property rights to implement and
use the technology proposed in this contribution in products that comply
with the Standard but only for the purpose of complying with the Standard.
webMethods expressly reserves all other rights it may have in the material
and subject matter of this contribution. The licensing commitments made
hereunder do not include any license for implementation of other published
specifications developed elsewhere but referred to in this contribution.
The following are registered marks referred to in this request or the
submission: IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines
Corporation. Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All
other product names are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of
their respective owners.
The submission may be distributed within the membership of the W3C free of
The submission may be distributed publicly free of any fee under the
redistribution terms expressed in the W3C copyright
The co-submitters of this specification believe strongly that this
specification provides important functionality that allows a SOAP message to be
transferred in a MIME multipart wrapper along with so-called attachments of any
media type supported by MIME without changing any of the existing specifications
referenced. Especially, it does not require any changes to the SOAP/1.1 W3C Note.
Because of the earlier SOAP/1.1 submission, the W3C is well suited to
co-ordinate work in this area. The W3C member companies submitting this document
suggest that the Consortium include this submission as consideration in the XML Protocol Activity although not
necessarily within the existing XML
Protocol Working Group.
To help with this work, we expect to actively participate in all technical
activity in this area.
Should any changes be required to the document, we would expect future
versions to be produced by W3C process.
Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed
- Commerce One
- David Burdett, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hewlett-Packard Company
- Shirley Quastler, email@example.com
- Michael Rowinski, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 212-745-6509
- IONA Technologies
- Todd Keefe, email@example.com, +1 781-902-8033
- Microsoft Corporation
- John Montgomery, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 425-705-2921
- Oracle Corporation
- Jim Trezzo, email@example.com
- webMethods, Inc.
- Sandy McBride, sandy.mcbride@webMethods.com
this 1 day of November, 2000,
Murray Maloney, Commerce One, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Bell, Hewlett Packard Company, email@example.com
David Fallside, IBM, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Newcomer, IONA Technologies, email@example.com
David Turner, Microsoft Corporation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Trezzo, Oracle Corporation, email@example.com
Joe Lapp, webMethods, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org