PWG-ANNOUNCE> Formal Vote announcement for PWG WIMS V1.0 Abstract Protocol and schema

PWG-ANNOUNCE> Formal Vote announcement for PWG WIMS V1.0 Abstract Protocol and schema

PWG-ANNOUNCE> Formal Vote announcement for PWG WIMS V1.0 Abstract Protocol and schema

wamwagner at wamwagner at
Mon Apr 10 11:09:28 EDT 2006


Just a reminder that the WIMS Protocol document and associated XML Schema are up for a vote to PWG candidate standard. Even if you are not interested in WIMS, please understand that the schema impact other PWG efforts to standardize management of Imaging Devices by Web Services, and indeed, that the schema may affect the management modeling of MFP devices. Approval of the schema (or NO votes with identification of desired changes) appear to be a prerequisite for proceeding with certain other planned Semantic Model activities.

Although the WIMS protocol incorporates some novel and, we believe, useful ideas for Imaging Services management and we suggest that you take a look at it, it is possible that some may want to split their votes between the protocol and the schema. Jerry's instructions do not appear to allow for this, with a ballot counting for the set of spec and schema. (Note that certain of the schmea are normative to the spec, but that the schema can stand by themselves.) If the ability for separate vote on the Protocol Spec and the schema set is desired, please notify the balloting recipients:


and we will consider some mechanism to allow this.

Many thanks,

Bill Wagner, Chairman, WIMS WG/PWG

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The PWG Standard for Web-based Imaging Management Service V1.0 Abstract Protocol 
and nine associated XML schema files from the WIMS WG of the Printer Working Group 
have completed the Last Call process. 

The Working Draft document and schema are being submitted by the WIMS 
Working Group chair for a Formal Approval vote by the PWG membership. 

The Working Draft being submitted can be downloaded at: 

The schema files being submitted can be downloaded at: 

The list of comments that were addressed as part of the Last Call 
are located at: 

INFORMATIVE WSDL files that implement the WIMS Abstract Protocol 
can be downloaded at the following links: 
    - ZIP of WIMS WSDL/2.0, WIMS WSDL/1.1, and release note 
    - WIMS Agent Interface WSDL/1.1 v0.20 
    - WIMS Manager Interface WSDL/1.1 v0.20 


The voting period will open on Wednesday March 29, 2006 and close at 10PM 
(Pacific Time) on Friday April 21, 2006. 

Valid votes are: Yes, No, No (with strong objection), Abstain. 

Any No vote requires that the voter state the reason for the No vote 
and a description of the changes required to turn the No vote to a Yes. 

Representatives from PWG member companies are strongly encouraged to submit a vote. 

To cast a vote, please send an email with the following subject line format: 

"WIMS Spec. 1.0 Formal Vote-<company name>-<last name of voter>-<yes/no/abstain>" 

Example:  WIMS Spec. 1.0 Formal Vote-Lexmark-thrasher-yes 

No votes MUST contain a reason in the body of the email. 

Please send your vote to the following email addresses: 
(Replacing "dot" with . and "at" with @): 


The PWG Definition of the Standards Development Process Version 2.0 located at: 

has now been adopted and contains new voting requirements. 

Contact Info. for the Primary and Alternate representatives from PWG 
member companies will be provided to the working group chair in case 
"reminder" notices are necessary to meet the voting requirements listed 
in the process document. 

Jerry Thrasher 

PWG Secretary 
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