Subject: Re: UNSPSC - and code lists in general; distributed repository
>I do appreciate Terry's emphasis that ebXML will rely on distributed >repositories rather than one jumbo, global repository. > >William J. Kammerer I completely agree with Terry's emphasis. Concerning distributed respositories, I submitted a document to spur discussion along this. The latest is in the BP web page at: http://www.ebxml.org/working/project_teams/business_process/IBMRegistryDraft4.pdf Scott Hinkelman Senior Software Engineer, SWG IBM Austin 512-823-8097 (TL 793-8097) (Cell: 512-940-0519) firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax: 512-838-1074 "William J. Kammerer" <email@example.com> on 07/19/2000 07:20:21 AM To: ebXML Repository <firstname.lastname@example.org> cc: Subject: Re: UNSPSC - and code lists in general Terry Allen, of Commerce One, wrote that the ebxml Registry and Repository Part 1- Business Domain v1-0 document at http://www.ebxml.org/specdrafts/RegRepv1-0.pdf is "mooted." Is that a fancy way of saying the document is obsolete, and that it shouldn't be listed on the page giving the Drafts Open for Public Review at http://www.ebxml.org/specindex.htm? Terry further thinks that even the list of UPCs isn't too big to encode in XML. Even though there are hundreds of millions of UPCs assigned? And thousands more are added daily? QRS alone catalogs over 70 or 80 million of them. I doubt QRS has one jumbo XML document of all those UPCs and accompanying catalog information. And why would I need all 70 or 80 million, anyway? - I might sell only 400 items. I can probably ask QRS for the relevant catalog information pertaining to those items only - using an XML query, no less! I do appreciate Terry's emphasis that ebXML will rely on distributed repositories rather than one jumbo, global repository. William J. Kammerer FORESIGHT Corp. 4950 Blazer Memorial Pkwy. Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305 +1 614 791-1600 Visit FORESIGHT Corp. at http://www.foresightcorp.com/ "Commerce for a New World"
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