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Subject: RE: confusion on where to discuss trading partners

Although you can use a TPA, you don't have to. Please see the second Use
Case that I sent out last week.


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Ferris [mailto:chris.ferris@east.sun.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 6:45 AM
To: richard drummond
Cc: David Burdett; ebxml-transport@lists.ebxml.org;
Subject: Re: confusion on where to discuss trading partners

I'm not sure that TR&P will be functional without the TPA.
That's where all the gory details are kept regarding
where and how.


richard drummond wrote:
> my overall take on this is that the transport should be usable with out
> tpa, in a degraded mode maybe. pass that i have not thought about it
> to make a suggesting or a determination on what i believe is
> rik
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Burdett [mailto:david.burdett@commerceone.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 3:58 PM
> To: ebxml-transport@lists.ebxml.org; ebxml-tp@lists.ebxml.org
> Subject: RE: confusion on where to discuss trading partners
> Marty
> I agree with you when you say we need the separation of responsibilties
> between TRP and TP properly defined. However I think they do overlap so we
> need to make sure they are clear. Here are my ideas ...
> ---------------------------------------
> 1. TRP is responsibile for:
>   a) defining (amongst other things) the content and structure of the
> Header Document that accompanies a document
> 2. TP is responsible for:
>   a) defining what information (the Party Profile) one party must hold
> another before they can send an ebXML compliant message to another party
>   b) defining how two (or more) parties can negotiate and agree the
> of the information and record it in a Trading Partner Agreement (TPA)
> -----------------------------------------
> There is a use case where, the information one party holds about another
> sent in an ebXML message (see the 2nd use case in the attachment to my
> email: Dated: Tue 08/22/2000 2:36 PM; Subject: Trading Partner/Party
> Discovery/Agreement Use Cases). This means that there is a conflice
> 1a) and 2a).
> 1. TRP amends the ebXML Message Header so that there are place(s) in the
> document structure to either:
>   a) reference a previously agreed the Trading Partner Agreement,
>   b) hold an actual Trading Partner Profile
> 2. TP specifies what goes into the Party Profile
> TP cannot completely specify what goes into the Party Profile as some of
> will be dependent on, for example, how the TRP team specifies the
> that are needed to control reliable messaging.
> 1. The TRP team specifies the parameters needed to control the behavior of
> an ebXML Messaging Service using two main sources of information:
>   a) existing profile specs, e.g IBM's TPA/ML, eCo
>   b) the requirements of the ebXML Messaging Services Spec itself
> 2. The TP team uses this information to help it develop a specification
> the Party Profile that is then reviewed and agreed with the TRP team.
> Hope this helps.
> David
> PS Was the "very senior individual in ebXML" Bob Sutor?
> ===========
> To:   ebxml-transport@lists.ebxml.org, ebxml-tp@lists.ebxml.org
> cc:
> From: Martin W Sachs/Watson/IBM@IBMUS
> Subject:  confusion on where to discuss trading partners
> A very  senior individual in ebXML has noticed a lot of discussion of
> trading parners on the TRP list and asked me to remind everyone that
> discussion of trading partners belongs on the TP list.  I agree.
> However I also recognize that trading partners will continue to come up in
> TRP discussions because a large fraction of the TPA consists of
> messaging-service configuration information.  We should all be sensitive
> the need to transfer any discussion thread to the TP list when it becomes
> exclusively devoted to trading-partner matters.
> As a practical matter, I urge that anyone interested in the subject of
> trading-partner profiles and electronic TPAs subscribe to both the
> transport and the TP lists.
> Praying for a successful delivery (to both lists), I am
> Yours sincerely,
> Marty
> *********
> Martin W. Sachs
> IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
> P. O. B. 704
> Yorktown Hts, NY 10598
> 914-784-7287;  IBM tie line 863-7287
> Notes address:  Martin W Sachs/Watson/IBM
> Internet address:  mwsachs @ us.ibm.com
> *********

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