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Subject: Re: qualifier for datetime and amount


Just two weeks ago you were calling for ebXML executives to resign.

Now you seem to be working on defining messages.

Does your call for resignations still stand ? or have they given you a job
to do.


----- Original Message -----
From: Todd Boyle <tboyle@rosehill.net>
To: ebXML Development <ebxml-dev@lists.ebxml.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 5:19 AM
Subject: qualifier for datetime and amount

> In ebXML Core Components,
>  - The datetime object contains "content" and "format".
>  - The amount object contains "amount" and "amount currency.."
> I was idly wondering, whether each of these two objects needs
> another embedded entity, called "qualifier".  OAGIS uses
> qualifiers on its dateTime and Amount.   Edifact also seems
> to use date/time qualifiers ubiquitously.
>  http://www.unece.org/trade/untdid/d01a/trsd/trsddtm.htm
>  http://www.unece.org/trade/untdid/d01a/tred/tred2005.htm
> Could somebody please educate me as to why the 'qualifier'
> isn't in the CCmps.  Is 'qualifier' in the doghouse?
> The "qualifier" as an element of the datetime and amount
> seems to make for efficient XML schemas and instances in
> serializing transaction data between diverse systems.
> The epistemic argument is that "qualifier" is a naturally
> occurring and intrinsic element in any scenario where a value
> is chosen from the progression of time or the progression
> of amounts in a business interaction.  Why otherwise would
> the user pick that amount or datetime value, other than the
> fact it is associated with an event, a resource, etc.?
> There may be a reason so many developers settled into this
> practice of putting the qualifier attribute after datetime or
> amount.
> TOdd
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