[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [Elist Home]
Subject: More on Finance Sub-group comments - EDIFACT, BSR, TDED Cross reference
Re: the ebXML CC Finance Sub-group's comments on the Aggregate Analysis document provided by Marianne Cockle, in CCAnalysis_7_12-00_finance_comments.xls, at http://lists.ebxml.org/archives/ebxml-core/200101/msg00026.html. Looking at the APACS Core Component analysis "sheets," I can see that most of their core components are derived from EDIFACT elements in certain contexts. This makes perfect sense, since EDIFACT was working before quite adequately. Given that most of the core components work will be likewise derived from EDI, would it be possible to augment the spreadsheets with extra columns to annotate the EDIFACT segment and element context which inspired the entry, and possibly even the likely BSR Semantic Unit (BSU)? The latter are supposedly ISO/IEC 11179 consistent names, and seem to follow a pattern; see http://www.diffuse.org/semantics.html#BSR. Maybe they can serve as the basis of XML names. I have included Marianne's spreadsheet, augmented by three additional columns to carry the EDIFACT, BSR and UN/TDED contexts for the Payment Instructions and Account Details Aggregate Entities. The examples have a garish pink-purple background. Perhaps even the UN/EDIFACT URL where element code values can be obtained might be included for coded entries - an example is shown for the Geographic Area code within the Payment Instructions. I'd hate to see the EDIFACT knowledge that went into building the core components lost over time, as divergence set in. If this information were carried along, who knows? - perhaps some day automatic processes could convert existing EDI implementation guidelines into schemas using the ebXML core components. William J. Kammerer FORESIGHT Corp. 4950 Blazer Memorial Pkwy. Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305 +1 614 791-1600 Visit FORESIGHT Corp. at http://www.foresightcorp.com/ "Commerce for a New World"
Powered by eList eXpress LLC