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Subject: Re: Should ebXML standards be based on XML?
Instead of me voicing my view on this topic raised by Kit, let me quote Jon Bosak's message he sent out during this discussion in the Transport PT, since his comments are full of common sense. I also like to underline the point raised by Scott's reply: "We must use the best-of-breed techniques that are in wide spread use today instead of reinventing the wheel". This view has been expressed by the Executives since the start of ebXML and is still valid today and for the rest of this initiative. I hope with those comments that we can move on in order to receive the Draft Specification from the Transport Team shortly in order to evaluate the technical solution on its technical merits. Regards, Klaus-Dieter Naujok ebXML Chair PS. Please forgive me for sending this to multiple lists, but currently ebXML's general list does not cover all ebXML participants. Because of it, I am posting to those lists that Kit posted on. ========================================================== Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 22:53:39 -0700 (PDT) From: Jon Bosak <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Concern with basic ebXML TRP Syntax/Semantics] Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Using mime wrappers for XML documents in order to build upon existing technology seems like such an obvious idea that I feel that I must be missing something. If it's in place and it can do the job of schlepping XML messages around, why not? There must be more here than meets the eye or you guys wouldn't be arguing about it, but I can't see what it is. If some part of the mime package can contain a complete XML document, and if in the future a standard is created for packaging that instantiates a package as an XML document, then that package can be included in the mime wrapper... Right? If you wait for someone else to define an XML packaging mechanism, you will be waiting a long time. The last attempt to define a standard transport packaging mechanism for XML/SGML was five years ago, and it fell apart because multipart/related wasn't ready yet. Jon
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