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Subject: RE: DRAF RE: How to Create an ebXML Order (EDI 850 transaction se t)

On Monday, July 16, 2001 6:49 PM Mike Rawlins wrote:
> ANSI ASC X12 did a bit of work on such an approach, but calling the work 
> unsuccessful is a gross mis-characterization.  We decided to *abandon* the
> approach in 1999 with the advent of ebXML.  
Perhaps "unsuccessful" was too strong of a word - my apologies if I offended
anyone.   I was simply looking at the results (as in the number of
transactions that are available).  Again, I apologize if I was over
simplifying things.

> XML Solutions (promoting an approach under xedi.org, and
> now part of Vitria, I believe), has promoted such an approach for awhile.
> However, I will agree that they have as yet been unsuccessful in getting
> recognized EDI standards body to officially adopt it.
This was not (and is not) the goal of xedi.org (although the xedi approach
was endorsed by the AIA EC WG).  xedi.org was (and continues to be) a
suggested approach for representing EDI using XML.  Given the breadth and
maturity of EDI metadata, I hope xedi could help kick-start UBL.

> ebXML is over, and no longer exists as even an informal organization.
> UN/CEFACT  will take responsibility for continuing the business process 
> work started in ebXML.  If any universal, internationally recognized,
> XML schemas are  ever developed they will probably come from the 
> EDIFACT Working Group or its successor.
I was referring to the work by Jon Bosak's group - to my knowledge they are
planning to develop standard XML schemas and plan to use xCBL as a starting

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