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SAP AG has submitted JSR 265: API for Utilizing Web Services Policy. I can’t help but feeling that this is rather ridiculous:

This specification aims to standardize a basic framework in Java for utilizing the Web services constraints and capabilities. It enables other Java technologies for Web services to utilize policies in a uniform manner thereby strengthening Java as a competitive Web services platform.

Seems to me it would make sense to finalize, no, maybe even submit existing specs to a standards body first before standardizing programming APIs …