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RE: Web-EDI: product requirement specifications
XML is a format which looks to be able to transport information easily and
clearly between applications. EDI is one of those that should greatly
benefit from using XML. If we can define the EDI data dictionaries in xml,
then we can map back and forth between the two. Xml works great on catalogs
and web pages, while EDI is best machine to machine. so many of us think
that a combination of xml and EDI makes a lot of sense.
X12, CommerceNet and GCA are jointly sponsoring an effort do the above. We
are three months into it. We are also talking with EDIFACT people about
more comments below in text.....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ietf-ediint@xxxxxxx [mailto:owner-ietf-ediint@xxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Cornelius.Fichtner@xxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Friday, May 08, 1998 8:39 AM
> To: ietf-ediint@xxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Web-EDI: product requirement specifications
> Hello Rik
> We are currently doing "traditional EDI":
> In-house Format is translated into UN/EDIFACT which is then sent to our
> partner over a VAN.
> Now we wish to add Web-EDI as an "appendix":
> In-house Format is translated into UN/EDIFACT which is then sent to a
> "Web-EDI Server".
> Here the message gets converted into a HTML-Web-page which our partner
> accesses with a browser.
I would look at using xml for this.
> (I won't be going into the pro's and con's of "traditional" vs.
> "Web-EDI" here)
> Could you explain XML/EDI?
> Cornelius Fichtner
> Business Homepage: http://www.coop.ch
> Personal Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/7611
> > ----------
> > Von: Rik Drummond[SMTP:drummond@xxxxxxxxxx]
> > Antwort an: drummond@xxxxxxxxxx
> > Gesendet: Freitag, 8. Mai 1998 15:16
> > An: Cornelius.Fichtner@xxxxxxxxxx; ietf-ediint@xxxxxxx
> > Betreff: RE: Web-EDI: product requirement specifications
> > What do you mean by WEB-EDI? Is it just the conversion of HTML back
> > and
> > forth to EDI formats... is it XML/EDI... is it Catalog/EDI or all of
> > the
> > above?
> > Regards, Rik