We have been discussing CEM since the first of December so I believe it is time to make a decision and go forward on it. 6 individuals have weighted in favor the EDIINT–Features header/Version: 1.2 with a 2 individuals opposed. From the last DGI interop test, we have 6 companies who did not comment in this discussion have indicated they are in favor of the EDIINT–Features header. Given the numbers, I think we have our decision.
CEM is not perfect – AS2 architecture does not allow for true profile negotiation like ebXML allows – but it can work adequately and is needed. ecGIF user community is strongly pushing its vendors for support of this.
I can update CEM and EDIINT–Features drafts next week and submit to this group for review. The comment from Richard Bigelow on a EDIINT–Features only message for updating your feature lists and sent only to 1.2 trading partners drew some agreement so I can add that and also clarify the start–up situation which CEM does not adequately deal with. Any other ideas/language needed?
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