Subject: RE: Just what is a Core Component? Or, when is stealing wrong?
1. There are two chairs of Core Components, so I'm not sure if William is commenting that I have provided the 'spectacle' or Lisa has. Perhaps both of us, on occasion. If it is moi, I will tell you that I do not think that either of us should comment publicly on the xCBL issue. 2. EDIFACT is a good format, and has much to offer. However, like X12, is has some problems that we do not want to move into the new environment. We are not just taking composites and simple data elements out of either traditional EDI format. We start with a model of the business process and work our way down to the lowest logical level of data requirements. If those happen to mirror something already present in EDIFACT or X12, so be it. 3. As for ignoring comments, I think that our Editor and the ebXML procedures have made it very clear how comments are to be submitted. I view much of what I read on this list as a very interesting discussion, but not as submitted comments to CC. William, are you as disgusted and angry as you appear to be? Or are you just trying to get people to respond? Mary Kay -----Original Message----- From: William J. Kammerer [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 5:10 PM To: ebXML Core Subject: Re: Just what is a Core Component? Or, when is stealing wrong? David Welsh is "confident CC will log & answer to your request by Vienna," referring to my suggestion that UN/EDIFACT simply be modeled as the set of ebXML Core Components. I am not as confident, as David is, that this would happen, since identical requests have never been "logged and answered." This is not the first time the suggestion has been made: one brilliant wag wrote almost exactly a year ago to the day, in "Summary of XML Datatypes as required for B2B applications," at http://lists.ebxml.org/archives/ebxml-core/200004/msg00001.html - But I do like the concept of semantic building blocks or core components. So why re-invent them from scratch? Just take a look at the EDIFACT directories and dictionaries, and all of the core components for ebXML can be effortlessly extracted. The silence then was deafening, and if a year was not enough time to seriously consider a sincere proposal, then two weeks to Vienna certainly doesn't leave enough time now. Instead, we are treated to the spectacle of the Core Components chair not quite sure whether a decision has been made to adopt xCBL - hook, line and sinker - as the end-result of 18 months of effort. William J. Kammerer FORESIGHT Corp. 4950 Blazer Pkwy. Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305 +1 614 791-1600 Visit FORESIGHT Corp. at http://www.foresightcorp.com/ "accelerating time-to-trade" ------------------------------------------------------------------ To unsubscribe from this elist send a message with the single word "unsubscribe" in the body to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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