This is a very promising announcement.
I remember bagging a few people last year on this
list and it looks like some sensibility is finally coming to ebXML. People
aren't after much, just a fairly simple system that works.
The real challenge then becomes to actually build
it. I remember about ten years ago X.500 and X.400 was at a similar point. They
were making press releases saying that they were onto something good. I think
Sadly for X.500 though, it became incredibly
expensive and didn't work that well. Hopefully ebXML won't make the same
Keep on going, it looks like you're on the right
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 9:56
Subject: RE: [ebxml-dev] ebXML
As Martin Sachs articulated earlier in the week, ebXML
does not have a standard set of documents similar to xCBL. The ebXML
suite of technical specifications can be broken down into two separate areas -
architecture and content. Most of the ebXML architecture specs
(Messaging, CPP, Registry) are under the purview of OASIS. The
ebXML content specifications (Business Process and Core Components) are under
the purview of UN/CEFACT. However, these UN/CEFACT content
pieces are syntax neutral solutions that are devoid of XML.
The leading activity in developing XML within the ebXML
framework is the OASIS Universal Business Language Technical Committee
headed by Jon Bosak. UBL is decomposing the xCBL 3.0 suite of
transactions to identify ebXML Core Component and Business Information
Entities. Those BIE's are then being constructed into standard XML
schema's using a set of carefully crafted XML design rules. The design
rule work, under the leadership of Eve Mailer, is focused on XSD as the UBL
canonical form, and is determining the best fit features and uses of
XSD in promoting UN/CEFACT Core Components into full fledged
international business standards that supports both the ebXML concept of
context and extension methodology.
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