Well, I'll await some good specifications
As for abandoning Edifact/X.12, this is not what I
am suggesting. There's too much work gone into EDI and some of the technology is
ok. It's just that there are other parts which are now over twenty years old and
that's a long time in computers.
I personly cannot see no reason why Edifact can't
coexist within ebXML documents.
For example, why can't an ebXML document have a
tagged section to hold legacy edifact or X.12 documents.
For example, within an ebXML we might find a tag
<Edifact></Edifact> or <X12></X12> that holds a version
of the document in EDI format.
<Edifact>UNA|........ UNB|..... </Edifact>
So, it's not me that is suggesting throwing the baby out with the bath
I'm saying that within ebXML, we should be able to have our cake and it
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 6:13
Subject: Throwing the baby out with the
You will only get specs. which
are any good from those who concentrate on business requirements - modeled
from the top down . Core components are the result of the top down analysis
process. What ever the flavour of the current methodology ;-)
As has been pointed out althuogh not
in quite these terms - to completely abandon everthing that EDIFACT etc has
done would be 'throwing the baby out with the bath water'
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 1:25
Subject: Re: What do people really
expect from ebXML?
We're told, that at
least 500 acres of trees get knocked down each day to
make paper for
receipts. Something totally needless in an electronic world.
of one company that spends $700,000 per year on paper to
statements. There must be tens of thousands of others needlessly
People *expect* that ebXML will do
something about providing solutions that
will slow down the very real
carnage that is going on in the world.
It's possible that people in
America may have disposed themselves of the
Kioto treaties, but the rest
of the world hasn't.
Please give us a bit of a break, technical
people like myself need
"specifications" for electronic commerce so that
we can produce solutions to
solve these world problems.
what we were told to expect from ebXML !
----- Original Message
From: Mike Rawlins <email@example.com>
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: What do people really expect
> This discussion seems to have gone from "What do
people expect" - which is
> marketing, to "what do people
want?" - which is about requirements. The
> authoritative answer
to the latter is the ebXML Requirements Spec.
> Regarding the
list of topics which Bob Haugen sent out in a
> * deliver full UML models from business
process to basic
> * be compatible with X12 and
> * deliver something simple right now that small
> who cannot even afford PC's (now $600) can
> This comes closer to a requirements list than a
marketing list, but still
> completely correct for CCs or the
rest of ebXML, either...
> I think what William is asking for
is what some refer to as "the value
Perhaps this discussion might yield what he is suggesting
focus is put there.
> Michael C. Rawlins, Rawlins
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