Subject: Re: Resubmission of Distributed Registry Approaches.ppt
David, perhaps missed my point. Taking the role of an ebXML BP purest, the interactions that you described are Collaborations and should have a Specification Schema. CPPs reference Roles in those Specification Schemas. Scott Hinkelman, Senior Software Engineer XML Industry Enablement IBM e-business Standards Strategy 512-823-8097 (TL 793-8097) (Cell: 512-940-0519) email@example.com, Fax: 512-838-1074 David RR Webber <Gnosis_@compuserve.com>@compuserve.com> on 04/03/2001 04:25:26 PM To: Scott Hinkelman/Austin/IBM@IBMUS cc: Martin W Sachs/Watson/IBM@IBMUS, "Nieman, Scott" <Scott.Nieman@NorstanConsulting.com>, "'firstname.lastname@example.org '" <email@example.com>, Lisa Carnahan <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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