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Subject: SV: real life problem

I can inform you about a company, called "B2B Clearinghouse", supplying
these services at very competitive prices.

Their service supports transformation between various formats (EDI <-> XML
etc) and transportation protocols/methods (Out of my head - X.400, X.25,
OFTP, FTP, SMPT, HTTPS, S/MIME, SMS, Fax etc). They are also very strong on
the security side, supporting a range of verification methods and encryption
algorithms etc.

I'm not associated with them, but know that they can be reached through

Anders Tholen
Mobile: +46 73 378 1714


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Fran: Mike Rawlins [mailto:mike@rawlinsecconsulting.com]
Skickat: den 2 oktober 2001 16:13
Till: ebxml-dev@lists.ebxml.org
Amne: Re: real life problem

There have been several replies on this topic, but I would like to point out
clearly that you have two separate issues to address.

1)  Your customer's supplier wants to use EDI and your customer wants to use
2)  Your customer wants to communicate using the Internet rather than an EDI

As has been pointed out:

1) Your customer can do XML and have a third party do the XML<->EDI
transformation for the supplier.
2) Your customer can certainly do EDI over the Internet if they don't want
use an EDI VAN.  They may either be able to convince their supplier to also
this route, or find a third party who will do the interconnect to the

The only thing that might be awkward is if your customer wants to do both
*and* over the Internet, since they would need to find a third party (or
parties) to do both the XML<->EDI transformation and the interconnect.
Certainly possible, but more complicated.

Michael C. Rawlins, Rawlins EC Consulting

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