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The core components of UBL are based on the same core components defined
by UN/CEFACT upon which EDI is based.
To expand briefly on Ken's posting, UN/CEFACT-ebXML Core Components is a
data modeling methodology that utilizes ISO/IEC 11179. For those
interested in more information on Core Components, here  is a URL
to a presentation I gave several months ago to the Government XML
Registry Working Group on "Core Components and ebXML Registry".
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"G. Ken Holman" wrote:
> At 2003-11-24 21:37 +0100, J.Pietschmann wrote:
> >Alaric B Snell wrote:
> >>No matter how we hate it, it looks like the Web will be primarily for
> >>human consumption for the time being at least, I guess :-/
> >This is about to change, B2B is in full swing.
> >I suspect over some time the data model used in communication will
> It is already happening ... check out the Universal Business Language
> committee chaired by Jon Bosak:
> The core components of UBL are based on the same core components defined by
> UN/CEFACT upon which EDI is based. UBL describes a
> document/Internet-oriented approach to business transactions, compared to
> the message/VAN orientation of EDI.
> After two years of intense volunteer effort, the committee is now voting on
> an imminent Beta 1.0 Committee Draft release for public review.
> Very interesting stuff!
> ..................... Ken
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