Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
The Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework provides a general purpose model and corresponding syntax to describe the policies of entities in a Web services-based system. Web Services Policy Framework defines a base set of constructs that can be used and extended by other Web services specifications to describe a broad range of service requirements and capabilities.
Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework defines a framework and a model for expressing policies that refer to domain-specific capabilities, requirements, and general characteristics of entities in a Web services-based system.
Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework does not cover discovery of policy, policy scopes and subjects, or their respective attachment mechanisms. A policy attachment is a mechanism for associating policy with one or more policy scopes. A policy scope is a collection of policy subjects to which a policy applies. A policy subject is an entity (e.g., an endpoint, message, resource, interaction) with which a policy can be associated. Web Services Policy 1.5 - Attachment [Web Services Policy Attachment] defines such policy attachment mechanisms, especially for associating policy with arbitrary XML elements [XML 1.0], WSDL artifacts [WSDL 1.1, WSDL 2.0 Core Language], and UDDI elements [UDDI API 2.0, UDDI Data Structure 2.0, UDDI 3.0]. Other specifications are free to define either extensions to the mechanisms defined in Web Services Policy 1.5 - Attachment [Web Services Policy Attachment], or additional mechanisms not covered by Web Services Policy 1.5 - Attachment [Web Services Policy Attachment], for purposes of associating policy with policy scopes and subjects.