Subject: Re: Resubmission of Distributed Registry Approaches.ppt
Message text written by Scott Hinkelman > Good point Marty. In ebXML, there needs to be a Specification Schema defined to obtain that business information. <<<<<<<<<<<<< Scott, I'm not sure on this - since we already have Classification. Say I wanted all Plumbers then I use the Filtered Query on Classification only to discover if the registry has any classification containing 'Plumber'. I may get back a set of responses showing NAICS, UNSPSC and DUNS as answers. Another approach would be - since I'm only interested in Businesses as a a priori - I could pre-determine that classifications for NAICS, UNSPSC and DUNS exist, and query instead on those classifications being in the registry. As I previously noted - knowing how many registry items reference that classification would then give an indication of volume of content too - to allow prioritization of subsequent search requests. The alternative is to specify a business classification ourselves, but this seems to be a path we don't want to traverse. DW.
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