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Subject: Re: XML Gave A War, But Nobody Came

OMG would agree with this sort of approach and is one of the 
reasons we support ebXML -- this approach would seem to lead 
to componentized software which, in the long term would save, 
everyone time and money and get e-commerce going more quickly.

Henry Lowe
OMG Liaison Manager
At 12:48 PM 06/02/2000 +1000, Robert Dakin wrote:
>On Thu, 1 Jun 2000 12:31:14 -0500, Rachel Foerster wrote:
>>Therefore, why not spend our collective efforts on developing a common
>>framework/infrastructure that will support interoperability of any and all
>>variants? That's much more achievable than developing a single common
>>document format and then getting the world to adopt it.
>Having lurked for some time, I am venturing from my bunker to say
>a few words.
>I would have thought that he natural OO approach would be  to 
>think of a PO (or whatever) as a class and develop a tree of PO's.
>The root of the tree would comprise a common subset of data
>and functionality, and descendent classes would elaborate parent
>classes to satisfy real application contexts.
>Root classes would most naturally belong in Core Components.
>I had assumed that an OO approach to EC would include this idea, 
>extending to multi-transaction scenarios - but I have
>not seen much evidence of this way of thinking in recent ebXML 
>material.  Please correct me if I have missed something.
>By exploiting polymorphism and inheritance it should be 
>relatively easy to construct software components that handle 
>any of a subtree of PO's or whatever and achieve interoperability
>between them.
>Robert Dakin
>Dr Robert Dakin
>Dakin Technology
>Home page:   http://www.pcug.org.au/~daktec/
>Tel: +61 2 6255 1436  Fax: +61 2 6255 1304

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