RAMP Profile

, Aug 30, 2005

For some reason, Chris Ferris’s RSS feed URL changed (from that to this), and I missed this entry — and as it happens, somebody else in my current project knew about it before me.

I honestly don’t know how to deal with this shame and embarrassment.

Anyway, what Chris announced is the Reliable Asynchronous Messaging Profile (RAMP), a new version of IBM’s B2B profile; in the spirit of the WS-I profiles it clarifies a few ambiguities and sets a few constraints when WS-Addressing and WS-ReliableMessaging are used to support async Web services messaging over HTTP. Very useful and a very good starting point, even if it’s not an official standard or specification yet (and not likely to become one in the very near future).

On August 31, 2005 12:15 PM, Chris Ferris said:

Yes, it is pretty sad… the best thing to do with the dWorks URIs to prevent that is to omit the qualifier. e.g. manually change http://www-106.ibm.com/… to http://www.ibm.com/…

I have tried to explain to the webmasters of the ibm.com domain how brain-dead their load-balancing solution is:-)

As for the comment: “not likely to become one in the near future”… I am working on that.