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Subject: RE: Trading Partner Agreement definitions

nice job! simple, straight forward and KISSable.... (smile)  rik

-----Original Message-----
From: A.J. (Tony) Blazej [mailto:ablazej@openapplications.org]
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2000 3:52 PM
To: Burdett, David; 'Martin W Sachs/Watson/IBM';
Cc: ebxml-transport@lists.ebxml.org
Subject: Trading Partner Agreement definitions

This is helpful - once you all [the experts] agree, this should be made part
of glossary!
Tony Blazej
Open Applications Group
At 03:40 PM 9/8/00 -0700, Burdett, David wrote:

>This might be a nit pick, but I do think that calling everything a "Trading
>Party Agreement" is confusing since:
>a) you might want to use the information for non-trade purposes
>b) there isn't always a prior agreement.
>I propose therefore the following draft definitions to facilitate a common,
>and clearer understanding:
>1. Document. A Document is any data that can be represented in a digital
>2. Party. A Party is a company, organization or individual or other entity
>that can generate, receive or relay Documents.
>3. Party Profile. A Party Profile is information about a Party that can be
>used to determine the alternative ways to send documents to that Party. A
>Party Profile may be represented as a Document.
>4. Party Agreement. A Party Agreement is information agreed between two (or
>more) parties that defines how they will exchange Documents. A Party
>Agreement may be represented as a Document.
>5. Trading Party Agreement. A Trading Partner Agreement is a Party
>that is designed to be used for Commerce. A Trading Party Agreement may be
>represented as a Document.

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