If the definition in the glossary is correct, then I
respectfully submit that the remainder of the ebXML CC documents are less
than effective in that they do not provide an intuitive process with which to
develop a core component, nor do they adequately explain the larger core
component architecture you identify.
From: Lisa Shreve
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 11:58
To: CRAWFORD, Mark; ebXML Core
Subject: Re: Just what is
a Core Component? Well, it depends on what "is" is.
I think the question you meant to ask is, what is
the core component architecture. It is probably clear, having had
discussions about context, extension, core components --- even in this
discussion thread --- that there is a lot more depth to this issue than a
simple definition of a single term in a very innovative architecture.
But, if you are only interested in a definition,
the one in the glossary is the agreed upon one. I believe that it
accurately describes one aspect of the CC architecture, the core
If you think there is more that needs to be added
to the definition, your constructive input is welcome and
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 8:03
Subject: RE: Just what is a Core
Component? Well, it depends on what "is" is.
William (or should I say William JJ?)
however the question still remains - where in the single expected ebXML core
component specification (or in any of the supporting documents identified in
the is a firm definition of a core component. The latest version
of the discovery and analysis document still doesn't explain what it is we
are discovering and analyzing. Each of the ebXML CC Documents have
vague references to the concept of a core component, but I have yet to find
a clear definition, much less a more detailed explanation of the concept of
core, in any of them (and that includes the BP and CC overview
document). I know the ebXML glossary has a definition ( lowest level,
industry neutral building blocks which are used within the construction of
ebXML business processes), but does that really say what we need to
say. I don't think so as one of the most frequently asked questions I
receive from folks when I am talking about ebXML, is what is a core
component. And the questions are usually from folks who have tried to
read the draft documents. If they don't get it, what hope do we have
of anyone using this stuff?
If I am missing
it, perhaps the editors can point out the exact location for my tired eyes
(too many ebXML specs, not enough resting time!)
> -----Original Message-----
From: William J. Kammerer [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 11:55 AM
> To: ebXML Core
Just what is a Core Component? Well, it depends on what "is"
> Mark Crawford asked "when are we
going to see a standard definition of
> what a
core component is?"
> There's stuff under the legend "Core Component Definition
> Relationship with CBOs" at the ebXML Core
Components page at
CC-Definition_2000-10-18.doc. This was contributed by Mike
> Adcock, dated 2000-10-18 (see, I'm using ISO 8601
> formats!!). It seems like a
workable definition, and is accompanied by
pictures and diagrams. Is there anything wrong with this
> document? And
> if so, why is it still available at the web site?
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