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Subject: Re: [ebxml-dev] UBL Schemas should be renamed "ebXML Schemas"
David, et al. Since ebXML is being implemented in many different ways and under many different business circumstances, I would suggest that UBL stay named as UBL and that the name ebXML Schemas NOT be used. Otherwise you give the impression that UBL is the only way to implement the semantics in ebXML, which is hardly the case. Best regards. Alan Kotok Editor, < E-Business*Standards*Today /> http://www.disa.org/dailywire/ Data Interchange Standards Association firstname.lastname@example.org +1 703-518-4174 At 08:40 AM 2/7/03 +1100, David Lyon wrote: >Hi Jouko, > >Actually, I was one who argued FOR UBL very strongly last year when the >official ebXML view was that ebXML could be done without having a >vocabulary. > >I argued that ebXML would be hard to understand in the real world without a >simple example vocabulary. > >Now we have that with UBL and quite a good job has been done. > >What I'm suggesting now is that it should probably be known as the "ebXML >Schemas". > >Best Regards > >David Lyon > >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Jouko Salonen" <email@example.com> >To: "CRAWFORD, Mark" <MCRAWFORD@lmi.org>; "David Lyon" ><firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; ><firstname.lastname@example.org> >Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 7:25 PM >Subject: RE: [ebxml-dev] UBL Schemas Released for Public Review > > > > > > David > > I agree with Mark. I have a 8 people team working here in Finland with a >Government related XML-dictionary project conforming with the ebXML Core >Component Spesification 1.9. I must say that the new UBL Library Content >0p70 has helped us a lot by giving an example of a real world implementation >of ebXML BIEs and CCs. In my opinion we should not underestimate the >strategic importance of the work of UBL. It is a landmark, a practical one, >showing us the way forward. In short: If you need information >interoperability, the best way to go is to follow the track Mark and the >other UBL-team members have shown us! > > > > In my opinion the whole XML-developer community owes the UBL-team publicly >expressed applause and praise! Excellent job! > > > > best regards > > Jouko Salonen > > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: CRAWFORD, Mark [mailto:MCRAWFORD@lmi.org] > > Sent: 6. helmikuuta 2003 0:03 > > To: David Lyon; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: RE: [ebxml-dev] UBL Schemas Released for Public Review > > > > > > David, > > > > Since I actively participate in both UBL and CC, let me assure you that >they are in perfect harmony. CCTS describes a syntax neutral approach to >developing semantically clear building blocks for syntax specific >expressions. CCTS does not define how syntax specific expressions should >occur. That is left up to the implementer - in this case UBL. > > > > Let me assure everyone on this list that UBL is in full conformance with >the CCTS - to include creating BIE's and identifying their underlying CC's >in strict compliance with the normative rules in the CCTS, and supplying >additional metadata to meet the CCTS storage requirements identified in >Section 7 of the CCTS. The UBL naming and design rules have a core guiding >principle to create optimized XML from BIE's and the other aspects of the >CCTS, and I firmly believe that is what we are beginning to see in the >latest release version. We will take feedback from external activities, >intertwine that feedback with the results of our final discussions in UBL >NDR, and publish the naming and design rules as a UBL TC specification. We >hope that will happen during our May plenary in London. > > > > I would like to point out that UBL members and CCTS have been working very >closely over the last year and a half. In fact a review of membership of >both bodies will show a significant overlap. UBL has been instrumental in >providing feedback to the CCTS development process, and continues to fully >support CCTS as it completes the implementation verification phase. > > > > Mark Crawford > > Research Fellow - LMI XML Lead > > W3C Advisory Committee, OASIS, RosettaNet Representative > > Vice Chair - OASIS UBL TC & Chair Naming and Design Rules Subcommittee > > Chair - UN/CEFACT XML Syntax Working Group > > Editor - UN/CEFACT Core Components > > _____ > > Logistics Management Institute > > 2000 Corporate Ridge, McLean, VA 22102-7805 > > (703) 917-7177 Fax (703) 917-7481 > > Wireless (703) 655-4810 > > email@example.com > > http://www.lmi.org > > "Opportunity is what you make of it" > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: David Lyon [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > > Sent: Tue 2/4/2003 4:57 PM > > To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org > > Cc: > > Subject: Re: [ebxml-dev] UBL Schemas Released for Public Review > > > > > > > > Hi Nick, > > > > Well, it looks to me like UBL has been an enourmous step forward, and one > > can only expect that companies will extend and enhance the messages to >suite > > their own circumstances where neccessary. The big difference being that >with > > XML you don't neccessarily need to have different processing logic if > > somebody adds a "banana freshness flag" like you do with EDI. > > > > You raise a good point, maybe it is time for someone to have a fresh look >at > > core components and see how it can be rehashed to somehow accomodate UBL. >At > > the moment, Core Components are rather abstract, more like some sort of > > religious experience that is somewhat difficult to fathom. UBL is what I > > would have expected Core Components to have been. > > > > Regards > > > > David Lyon > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Nick Laqua" <Nick.Laqua@newtron.net> > > To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 9:33 PM > > Subject: RE: [ebxml-dev] UBL Schemas Released for Public Review > > > > > > Hi, > > > > can anybody give me a short hint how UBL is expected to align/cooperate >with > > the existing efforts within ebXML (Core Components, context driver etc.) ? > > As I understood, the Core Components approach was meant to avoid the >typical > > problems of traditional standards like EDIFACT etc. (messages being to > > generic on one hand and too complex/specific on the other hand) leading to > > proprietary "enhancements" and adaptions. > > > > Isn't UBL just another attempt to install a "standard" interoperable >format > > (like EDIFACT etc.) ? > > > > Thx > > > > Nick > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Carol Geyer [mailto:email@example.com] > > Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 9:40 PM > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com > > Subject: [ebxml-dev] UBL Schemas Released for Public Review > > > > > > The first draft of a royalty-free data representation standard for > > electronic commerce has been released by the OASIS Universal Business > > Language (UBL) Technical Committee. > > > > The UBL Library Content 0p70 Public Review release can be found at > > > > http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/lcsc/0p70/ > > > > A zip file containing the entire review set packaged for local > > installation can be downloaded from > > > > http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/lcsc/0p70/UBL0p70.zip > > > > Intended to become international standards for electronic trade, the UBL > > schemas contained in the review package specify machine-readable XML > > representations of familiar business documents. The seven basic > > documents covered in this release include Order, Order Response, Simple > > Order Response, Order Cancellation, Despatch Advice, Receipt Advice, and > > Invoice. Together, they can be used to implement a generic buy/sell > > relationship or supply chain whose components fit existing trade > > agreements and are immediately understandable by workers in business, > > supply-chain management (SCM), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), > > accounting, customs, taxation, and shipping. > > > > These generic schemas are intended to work in a wide variety of business > > contexts through custom extensions. Automated context configuration will > > be addressed in a later phase of the effort. The schemas are also > > designed be used in their generic form in many ordinary business > > contexts without further modification. > > > > The business context in which the generic document types are designed to > > function is detailed in the materials accompanying the release. Other > > documentation includes the entire semantic model on which the schemas > > are based, a description of the methodology by which the schemas were > > created, and UML diagrams to aid in software design. The package also > > contains alternative ASN.1 specifications for the UBL schemas that allow > > ASN.1 tools to be used for UBL document transfers. Additional > > supplementary materials will be made available in a following package > > update to be announced separately. > > > > The UBL schemas reflect a number of inputs, the most important of which > > are the commercial xCBL schemas from Commerce One and SAP; the ebXML > > Core Components Specification; early XSL stylesheet implementations; and > > early feedback from the UBL Liaisons > > (http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/lsc/). UBL schema design follows > > the UBL Naming and Design Rules developed by the UBL NDR Subcommittee > > (http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/ndrsc/). The definition of UBL > > semantic content, based on existing practice in EDI and electronic > > marketplaces, has taken place in close alignment with ebXML Core > > Components methodology to ensure optimal integration into the ebXML > > semantic registry. > > > > As works in progress, the materials in the Library Content 0p70 Public > > Review package do not yet have the status of an OASIS Open Standard or > > an OASIS Committee Specification. The construction of experimental > > prototypes based on these materials is encouraged for the purpose of > > generating input back to the committee process, but implementers are > > strongly advised against basing commercial or mission-critical > > applications on the draft specifications. > > > > The OASIS UBL Library Content Subcommittee invites interested parties to > > comment on this release directly to the Library Content Subcommittee > > Editor, Bill Meadows (firstname.lastname@example.org), using the recommended > > feedback form at > > > > > > http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/lcsc/0p70/UBL_Comment-0p1.rtf > > > > This release comment period applies from Monday, January 27th until > > Monday, April 14th 2003. We welcome all comments and will ensure to > > advise of our dispositions to any suggestions. > > > > The work of the OASIS UBL Technical Committee is open to public view > > through the mail archives linked from the UBL home page: > > > > http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/ > > > > Formal input to UBL from industry data exchange organizations is > > provided through the UBL Liaison Subcommittee: > > > > http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/lsc/ > > > > Input from the general public is accepted through the ubl-comment mail > > list: > > > > http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl-comment/ > > > > Interested parties are invited to comment on the work of the UBL TC by > > subscribing to the ubl-comment list using the OASIS list manager: > > > > http://lists.oasis-open.org/ob/adm.pl > > > > > > ____________________________________________ > > Carol Geyer > > Director of Communications > > OASIS > > http://www.oasis-open.org > > email@example.com > > Voice: +1 978.667.5115 x209 > > > > > > > > > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------- > > The ebxml-dev list is sponsored by OASIS. > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this elist use the subscription > > manager: <http://lists.ebxml.org/ob/adm.pl> > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------- > > The ebxml-dev list is sponsored by OASIS. > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this elist use the subscription > > manager: <http://lists.ebxml.org/ob/adm.pl> > > > > > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------- > > The ebxml-dev list is sponsored by OASIS. > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this elist use the subscription > > manager: <http://lists.ebxml.org/ob/adm.pl> > > > > > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------- > > The ebxml-dev list is sponsored by OASIS. > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this elist use the subscription > > manager: <http://lists.ebxml.org/ob/adm.pl> > > > > >---------------------------------------------------------------- >The ebxml-dev list is sponsored by OASIS. >To subscribe or unsubscribe from this elist use the subscription >manager: <http://lists.ebxml.org/ob/adm.pl>
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