OASIS has announced to its members
that WS-Trasaction 1.1 is now an OASIS Standard.
The standard includes these three specification documents:
Web Services Atomic Transaction (WS-AtomicTransaction) Version 1.1
Web Services Business Activity (WS-BusinessActivity) Version 1.1
Web Services Coordination (WS-Coordination) Version 1.1
This announcement marks another key piece of the Web Services puzzle falling into place. These specifications allow the coordination of transactions over the internet using Web Services protocols. The specifications enable both simple and more complex business applications to be developed in cases where transactional semantics are essential. The specs support both simple atomic style transanctions as well as more sophisticated transactions where things like compensation are needed.
You can find links to all of the specifications here
Congratulations to my IBM colleagues and to other members of the WS-TX TC on this important achievement.