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Subject: RE: UDDI to ebXML RR mapping


This is great.  I was thinking more about mapping basic UDDI concepts to the
equivalent RR concepts.  Just as an example, what in RR would map to a
tModel and so forth. I think it would be useful to make a list of concepts
from both specifications and then map them to each other, concept by concept
and attribute by attribute.  In the end, it would be great to be able to
implement UDDI model on top of ebXML model.



-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew MacKenzie [mailto:matt@xmlglobal.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 3:05 PM
To: Waqar Sadiq
Cc: 'ebxml-regrep@lists.ebxml.org'
Subject: Re:


We have been playing with UDDI since it became public, and just a few days
I suggested internally at XMLGlobal that bridging UDDI to ebXML would be
relatively trivial assuming that the UDDI registry is complete, which it is
(test.uddi.microsft.com).  All that would have to be done is to build an
sort of like
the ObjectQueryManager object that this group has specified, except into
be called UDDIQueryManager, and it's methods or actions would correspond to
UDDI find and store methods, such as find_business, store_Tmodel, etceteras.
This object would accept payload and invocation requests over ebXML TRP, and
dispatch the queries on the UDDI registry either remotely with SOAP, or
with a client library, and send the response back using TRP.

example query and response:

Content-Type: multipart/related; version=1.0; boundary=**bound**
Content-Length: 2286

Content-Type: application/vnd.eb+xml; version=1.0
Content-Description: ebxmlHeader
Content-ID: 0
Content-Length: 1466

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ebXMLHeader MessageType="Normal"

Content-Type: application/xml; version=1.0
Content-Description: find_binding_Req
Content-ID: 1
Content-Length: 324

<find_binding serviceKey="uuid" generic="1.0" maxRows="99"

... and the response would have the uddi response XML body in the payload.
may make sense to modify the ObjectQueryManager to handle UDDI requests
internally to itself, I am more partial to simply bridging ebxml and UDDI
now.  The UDDI API is very straight forward and is very useful for discovery
trading partners and processes.  I saw a really neat demo at the UDDI
in Redmond of UDDI integration with a procurement app (Great Plains) that
good use of this API and registry, I very much hope that we can work the
UDDI efforts into ebXML, and would be willing to elaborate further toward



Waqar Sadiq wrote:

> Hi All,
> I know that their is an effort going on in the transport team to map ebXML
> transport layer to other protocols.  I feel that a similar effort in the
> RegRep team may be a worthwhile effort.  More specifically, I think that
> should try to map ebXML to UDDI.  I wouldn't be surprised if some members
> have already gone through that effort and in that case sharing of the
> results would be great.
> I realize that everybody is pretty busy with other more core issues.
> However, I personally feel that UDDI and ebXML will both survive alongside
> each other and a mapping will strengthen the two specifications.  It will
> also reveal conflicts between the two standards sooner than later.
> Currently both specifications are in the process of being defined and they
> can be changed to align with each other.  Later on, it will be difficult.
> While ebXML defines a UML based information model, UDDI does not define
> a model.  So if we decide to undertake this, I will be perfectly happy to
> construct and provide the UDDI model.
> Thanks,
> Waqar Sadiq

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