OASIS AMQP Version 1.0
Part 0 : Overview
Committee Specification Draft 01 /
Public Review Draft 01
21 February 2012
OASIS AMQP Technical Committee
Ram Jeyaraman (),
Angus Telfer (),
Robert Godfrey (),
David Ingham (),
Rafael Schloming (),
This specification consists of the following documents:
· Part 0: Overview (this document) - Overview of the AMQP specification
· Part 1: Types - AMQP type system and encoding
· Part 2: Transport - AMQP transport layer
· Part 3: Messaging - AMQP Messaging Layer
· Part 4: Transactions - AMQP Transactions Layer
· Part 5: Security - AMQP Security Layers
· XML Document Type Definition (DTD)
This specification replaces or supersedes:
The Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) is an open internet protocol for business messaging. It defines a binary wire-level protocol that allows for the reliable exchange of business messages between two parties. AMQP has a layered architecture and the specification is organized as a set of parts that reflects that architecture. Part 1 defines the AMQP type system and encoding. Part 2 defines the AMQP transport layer, an efficient, binary, peer-to-peer protocol for transporting messages between two processes over a network. Part 3 defines the AMQP message format, with a concrete encoding. Part 4 defines how interactions can be grouped within atomic transactions. Part 5 defines the AMQP security layers.
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|0.1.2 Normative References|
|0.1.3 Non-normative References|
|0.4 Revision History|
The Advanced Message Queuing Protocol is an open internet protocol for business messaging.
AMQP is comprised of several layers. The lowest level defines an efficient, binary, peer-to-peer protocol for transporting messages between two processes over a network. Above this, the messaging layer defines an abstract message format, with concrete standard encoding. Every compliant AMQP process must be able to send and receive messages in this standard encoding.
The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this specification are to be interpreted as described in IETF RFC 2119 [RFC2119].
The XML notation used by the specification is formally defined by the AMQP DTD included in the specification.
American National Standards Institute, Inc., American National Standard for Information Systems, Coded Character Sets - 7-Bit American National Standard Code for Information Interchange (7-Bit ASCII), ANSI X3.4-1986, March 26, 1986.
IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Parameters.
IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), Private Enterprise Numbers.
IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), Language Subtag Registry.
Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic. IEEE 754-2008, August 2008.
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Connection Capabilities
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Connection Properties
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Delivery Annotations
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Distribution Modes
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Link Capabilities
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Link Properties
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Link State Properties
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Message Annotations
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Node Properties
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Session Capabilities
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Session Properties
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Source Capabilities
AMQP Capabilities Registry: Target Capabilities
A conformant implementation MUST perform protocol negotiation, and then parse, process, and produce frames in accordance with the format and semantics defined in parts 1 through 5 of this specification.
The following individuals have contributed significantly towards the creation of this specification and are gratefully acknowledged:
The following individuals were members of the OASIS AMQP Technical Committee during the creation of this specification and their contributions are gratefully acknowledged:
|WD01||AMQP-1 : Make the definition of flow.echo more explicit|
|AMQP-2 : Make it explicit that flow.properties is only for a link|
|AMQP-3 : specification/overview.xml has a contributor's name in all caps|
|AMQP-4 : specification/overview.xml is slightly inconsistent in use of company legal entity names and abbreviations thereof|
|WD02||AMQP-7 : Typo in SaslInit.hostname description|
|AMQP-8 : Slight contradiction in description of hostname in SaslInit and TLS SNI|
|AMQP-9 : Could we add a repository for node-properties?|
|AMQP-10 : Could we have a repository for additional supported-dist-modes?|
|AMQP-11 : Message Properties.content-type MIME types need adjustment to fit new section types|
|AMQP-12 : Labelling of headers and section numbers as per the AMQP WG document...|
|AMQP-13 : Typo: Transactions in 4.4.1 transactional Posting "Settles" - > "Settle"|
|AMQP-14 : PDF Document should use Sans-Serif font to be consistent with OASIS Standards|
|AMQP-15 : Move copyright statement to second line of footer to be in line with OASIS style|
|AMQP-16 : References to INETCO should be "INETCO Systems Limited"|
|AMQP-17 : Typo in AMQP Open.hostname description|
|AMQP-18 : Add figure titles to the HTML presentation|
|AMQP-19 : Fix generated (sub-)section titles in the PDF where they contain a dash ("-")|
|AMQP-20 : PDF Presentation: use correct "open" and "close" double quotes|
|AMQP-21 : Change presentation of cross-references to show only section number, not title|
|AMQP-22 : Transport: Incoporate feedback from Steve Huston's review|
|AMQP-23 : Abstract/Introduction: Incoporate feedback from Steve Huston's review|
|AMQP-24 : Update XML transformation to render "n byte" as "n-byte"|
|AMQP-25 : Types: Incoporate feedback from Steve Huston's review|
|AMQP-26 : Transport: Incoporate feedback from Steve Huston's review (2)|
|AMQP-27 : add missing diagram titles|
|AMQP-28 : Confused use of the terms two's-complement" and "signed"|
|AMQP-30 : Clarify version negotiation|
|AMQP-31 : Figure numbering incorrect in the HTML presentation|
|AMQP-32 : Clarify open behavior|
|AMQP-33 : Tighten conformance language for 2.4.5|
|AMQP-34 : Add description of HDR_EXCH state in 2.4.6|
|AMQP-35 : Clarifications to 2.6.12|
|AMQP-40 : Incorrect title for IEEE1003 reference|
|AMQP-45 : Transactions: Incorporate feedback from Steve Huston's review|
|AMQP-46 : Security: Incorporate feedback from Steve Huston's review|
|AMQP-48 : Remove capitalization of certain terms within the specification|
|AMQP-49 : Description of "dynamic" field refers to non-existent concepts of "session name" and "client-id"|
|WD03||AMQP-29 : Add introductory description of the spec's XML schema|
|AMQP-36 : Clarify that delivery-count is not a count (in 2.6.7 and 2.7.4)|
|AMQP-37 : Improve description of snd-settle-mode and rcv-settle-mode|
|AMQP-38 : Provide more information as to how an incomplete settled map is resolved|
|AMQP-39 : Clarify settlement on multi-transfer deliveries|
|AMQP-41 : Rephrase language around keys in annotations|
|AMQP-42 : Clarify use of error field in rejected outcome|
|AMQP-44 : Specification should refer to AMQP.org document as related (superseded) work|
|AMQP-47 : Messaging: Incorporate feedback from Steve Huston's review|
|WD04||AMQP-43 : Review comments from Ram Jeyaraman|
|WD05||AMQP-50 : Section 3.2.16 is rendered differently in the html and pdf versions of the draft.|
|AMQP-51 : Add missing acknowledgments|
|AMQP-52 : Appendix A DTD is missing in the PDF document.|
|AMQP-53 : Add Revision History|
|AMQP-54 : Fix capitalization differences between HTML and PDF on front page|
|AMQP-55 : Change labeling of DTD on front page|
|AMQP-57 : Unresolved cross references due to removal of redundant subsection|
|WD06||AMQP-58 : Fix capitalization of headings on front page material|
|AMQP-59 : Add missing acknowledgments|
|AMQP-60 : Correct PDF ToC entry for DTD|
|WD07||AMQP-61 : Fixes to front-matter presentation|
|Part 1: Types >>|