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).
This specification, Web Services Policy 1.5 - Attachment, defines two general-purpose mechanisms for associating policies, as defined in Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework, with the subjects to which they apply. This specification also defines how these general-purpose mechanisms may be used to associate policies with WSDL and UDDI descriptions.
The Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework [Web Services Policy Framework] specification defines an abstract model and an XML-based language for expressing policies of entities in a Web services-based system. This specification, Web Services Policy 1.5 - Attachment, defines two general-purpose mechanisms for associating policies with the subjects to which they apply; the policies may be defined as part of existing metadata about the subject or the policies may be defined independently and associated through an external binding to the subject.
To enable Web Services Policy to be used with existing Web service technologies, this specification describes the use of these general-purpose mechanisms with WSDL [WSDL 1.1, WSDL 2.0 Core Language] definitions and UDDI [UDDI API 2.0, UDDI Data Structure 2.0, UDDI 3.0].