> Thanks Ray. Can you provide any details on why SRU is going to OASIS
> rather than some other standards body like the W3C or the IETF?
W3C and IETF were vaguely interested in CQL [*], but not the higher
level protocol(s) that (could) use it. These two organisations tend to
be a bit lower level, whereas OASIS works with the level of standard one
up, where we think that SRU fits in more naturally. For example, OASIS
has the Open Document Format and WS-BPEL which build on the sorts of
lower level standard defined by W3C.
* To my understanding. I had some conversation about CQL with the IETF
folks, but Ray (?) dealt with W3C folks more than I.