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Subject: RE: Review of core components
Message text written by Chris Nelson > I attach below the comments made by a team of 4 people that reviewed the core component and business process list, in the context of trying to map these to a UML model of a specific statistical declaration. Thus review was carried by Eurostat (Statistical Office of the European Communities), assisted by consultants. I assisted in the role of having been involved in the ebXML process and therefore could understand a lot of the background. We hope this will be useful for the meeting in London this week. Regards, Chris Nelson Dimension EDI< >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Chris, My initial sense in reading these comments is that this is a classic case of one group of people talking Chinese holding a conversation with people who speak Greek. Clearly the readers were UML experts who have not understood the ebXML approach which is specifically NOT supposed to be UML-centric - but instead XML based in a neutral way that it is modelling methodology agnostic. Afterall five years from now we may well be reminising about how UML was replaced by role based modelling - or whatever. The UID examples are supposed to be instructive of possible ways of using UIDs with XML representations - not actual standards to be copied chapter and verse (the EDIFACT approach). Also in this vain - the code thoughts are clearly EDIFACT centric - instead of seeing the UID in the context of a 'barcoding' system that simply denotes the instance of the core component - not a code in a lookup list - like country codes et al! I would suggest this is mostly a problem of presentation, documentation and explanation and not one of the approach and implementation details. Thanks, DW.
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