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FW: EDI and Security Text

From: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:05:24 -0600
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Posted inadvertently on private list.

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-ws-arch-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-ws-arch-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 11:03 AM
To: David Booth; w3c-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: RE: EDI and Security Text

From the doc:

In current EDI operations, many of the questions that must be answered
in these cases can be handled in an automated fashion by the vendor of
the proprietary network used in the transactions.
Editorial note  dbooth: How? This needs a little more explanation. 

In a Web services scenario, where the transactions take place in a
distributed environment, with no central authority, some other means
must replace the current automated queries to the EDI vendor or this
important tracking capability will be lost. One possibility would be to
provide some kind of uniform tracking interface. </quote>

I'm not sure exactly what you want here.  How 'bout something like this:

For example, if company A asks if the invoice to company B was
delivered, the vendor can access its records, probably from a central
repository, and respond, "The message was delivered to company B's
mailbox on Dec 24 but they have not as yet downloaded the message".
Queries of this sort are relatively easy to satisfy in this environment
because the vendor is in control of all aspects of the communication.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Booth [mailto:dbooth@w3.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 3:54 PM
To: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler); w3c-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: Re: EDI and Security Text

>You agreed to review for possible inclusion in the document:
>EDI Text -

Done.  I thought it was excellent text, and included it all (with minor 
editorial changes):
I also added some text to that section (subject to the group's review of

course) regarding the relationship of the WS Architecture to the Web 
Architecture, and the potential value of URIs in the context of 
tracking.  Let me know what you think.

Oh, there was one sentence that I thought needed a little more 
clarification.  I've added an editor's note about it.  Could you take a 
look at it?  It's at

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
Telephone: +1.617.253.1273
Received on Thursday, 18 December 2003 17:05:43 UTC

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