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Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)

WS-Polling Submission request to W3C

Submitted Materials

We, W3C Member IBM hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document attached hereto:

  1. WS-Polling

which is referred to as "the Submission". We request the Submission be known as the WS-Polling Submission.


This specification defines a mechanism to deliver messages destined to an unreachable endpoint by allowing the destination to 'poll' the source for messages targeted for it.

Intellectual Property Statements


IBM hereby grants to the W3C, a perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license under any IBM copyrights in this contribution to copy, publish and distribute the contribution under the W3C document licenses.
Additionally, should the Submission be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, IBM grants 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. IBM further agrees that any derivative works of this contribution prepared by the W3C shall be solely owned by the W3C.
Should the Submission not be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, change control of the Submission shall remain with the Submitters.

Trade and Service Marks

IBM agrees that the trade and service marks that are associated with and identify this specific Submission (IBM) will be governed by the W3C Trademark and Servicemark License .


The organization I represent on the W3C Advisory Committee agrees to offer licenses according to the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements described in section 5 of the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy for any portion of the Submission that is subsequently incorporated in a W3C Recommendation.

Required proprietary technology

Suggested action

We suggest that the Consortium consider inclusion of this Submission into an existing activity or possibly create an incubator group.


To help with this work, we expect to be able to provide assistance, as needed, to the Consortium.

An article will be published on IBM's developerWorks website, at the same time that the submission is accepted, that will help explain the rationale behind this specification. The article will be here


Inquiries from the public or press about this Submission should be directed to: Ron Favali (favali@us.ibm.com)


this 21st day of September, 2005,

Steve Holbrook