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Subject: Re: TP EDI Enabled ?

Dear David:

Some of what?  Why does anything really have to be private?

Is the URL or SMTP MSH address really business confidential?  Would you
be afraid of a Denial of Service or SPAM attack if these addresses were
known?  What if inquiries into the Registry hid this specific
information unless the user were logged on with positive ID backed by a
certificate?  This is needed for submitting to the repository, so it
wouldn't be such an onerous requirement for browsing, either. I'm
concerned with making this information as accessible as possible so
legitimate trading partners can get hooked up as efficaciously and
automatically as possible.

And when I say legitimate, I don't necessarily mean "known," either:  in
Health Care, a provider (doctor or clinic, say) might not be known to a
particular payer (e.g., Insurance company). But they have a legitimate
need to submit a claim to that payer, without any preexisting trading
partner agreement in effect - though HIPAA '96 provides the legal
infrastructure. As long as the doctor is a recognized submitter (because
she's accredited, or affiliated with an accredited hospital - all
vouched for by some CA in the certificate chain of trust), the insurance
company has to take the claim. Burdening the provider with manually
tracking down somebody who can set her up to submit electronic claims
defeats the whole purpose of open-EDI.

William J. Kammerer
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"

----- Original Message -----
From: David RR Webber <Gnosis_@compuserve.com>
To: William J. Kammerer <wkammerer@foresightcorp.com>
Cc: ebXML Repository <ebxml-regrep@lists.ebxml.org>; EDI-L Mailing List
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 6:04 PM
Subject: Fw: TP EDI Enabled ?

Message text written by "William J. Kammerer"
   Surely, a powerful, omnipotent and all-encompassing registry
   and repository ("Oz"), which can track down all the plumbers
   in Cleveland, Ohio (to take one of the examples in a RegRep
   e-mail) or tell me who will sell me car stereos and does
   Rosetta Net PIP3A4 (a use case in ebXML Registry Services
   Version 0.82), could do something as simple as giving me the
   public key, the HTTP URL or SMTP e-mail address for the MSH,
   and other miscellany of my partner -  assuming I can give it
   a list of IDs on which it can search.

The "EDI Yellow Pages" Taylor refers to is touched upon in my original
diatribe "Registry/Repository questions and comments," at



I would humbly submit that it would only do some.  However it would
give you a public email address to whom you could address the query.

The information in this area seems to me to span business
confidential as well as business public.  The registry can only
deal with business public.


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